A panel of three special advisors independently reviewed British Columbia’s Labour Relations Code to ensure British Columbians have the same rights and protections enjoyed by other Canadians and that workplaces support a growing sustainable economy, with fair laws for workers and businesses. The Panel also assessed issues from the perspectives of promoting certainty as well as harmonious and stable labour relations.
The Labour Relations Code establishes the relationships between labour and management – how workers join unions, how employers and unions interact, and how collective bargaining disputes are resolved. The last full review of the code took place in 1992.
The Panel initiated an extensive public consultation process by inviting written submissions, which have been posted online here. Individuals and organizations were invited to present their views in greater detail at one of 10 regional meetings around B.C. Further dialogue was then gathered through reply submissions, where individuals or organizations could comment on other submissions or provide further feedback.
February 19 – April 24, 2018
- 83 presentations were made at ten regional meetings held in 9 locations throughout B.C. including: Victoria, Courtenay, Prince George, Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Terrace, Surrey and Vancouver (two meetings were held)
- 108 submissions, 19 replies (representing 26 organizations) and 94 emails were received
Input leads to action:
A report was submitted to government on August 31, 2018, with recommendations on amending the Labour Relations Code to better support a growing and sustainable economy. The report was publicly released on October 25, 2018.
Find out how to submit your comments on the report here