Written submissions were accepted until March 20, 2018. Questions that served as a guide for developing submissions included:
- Which specific sections of the Labour Relations Code do you wish to see amended, and why?
- What are your top issues or concerns with the existing Code?
- How do your proposals promote certainty and harmonious and stable labour/management relations?
- What are your experiences or thoughts about B.C.’s Code, as an employer, as a worker, as a labour lawyer, as a business association, or as a labour organization?
- Is there anything else you would like the Labour Relations Code review panel to consider when developing their recommendations about amendments to the Code?
Organizational and expert submissions were made public below in order to demonstrate transparency of the process and show different perspectives on the topic.
As well, anyone who made a submission to date was invited to provide a ‘reply’ submission if they wished, by April 24, 2018. A reply submission could summarize previously submitted information, provide additional information that came out of participating in one of the in-person consultations or provide a comment/response to other submissions that had been posted online.
In order for organizational/expert submissions to be publicly posted, submissions had to meet the criteria below:
- does not contain profanity or is defamatory, threatening, hateful, personally disparaging, harassing, indecent, vulgar, obscene, illegal, immoral or sexually explicit (partially masking profanity or other unacceptable language by substituting asterisks or other symbols into a word is not acceptable if the word remains recognizable);
- does not appear to, or does actually, infringe the copyright, trade-mark, right of privacy, right of publicity or any other intellectual property or other proprietary right of any third party;
- does not contain information about, or images (e.g., photographs, videos or illustrations) of, any person other than the person submitting the content;
- does not advertise any product, person or organization, or directs attention to another website for personal gain;
- does not provide links to, or information about, other sites that contain unlawful, objectionable or inappropriate content;
- does not makes unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals, groups or organizations;
- does not appear to be repetitive or a template letter writing campaign;
- is not far off-topic
The province reserved the right to decide on whether a submission met the above criteria and would be posted publicly.
Private citizens were also encouraged to send in their written submissions. In order to protect privacy and the personal stories that some citizens may want to share with government privately, private citizen submissions were not posted to this site unless requested by the person submitting. Private citizens’ emails must had to meet the criteria above in order to be posted publicly.
All submissions were reviewed according to the above criteria prior to posting.
Read the written submissions:
Email submission – Time to level the playing field for workers