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:

  1. 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);
  2. 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;
  3. does not contain information about, or images (e.g., photographs, videos or illustrations) of, any person other than the person submitting the content;
  4. does not advertise any product, person or organization, or directs attention to another website for personal gain;
  5. does not provide links to, or information about, other sites that contain unlawful, objectionable or inappropriate content;
  6. does not makes unproven or unsupported accusations against individuals, groups or organizations;
  7. does not appear to be repetitive or a template letter writing campaign;
  8. 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:

Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722

Art Babbitt Appreciation Society


BC Building Trades

BC Federation of Labour

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union

BC Health Coalition

BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation

British Columbia Hotel Association

British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters

Business Council of British Columbia

Campbell River, Courtenay & District Labour Council

Canadian Affiliates of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Canadian Media Producers Association, BC Producers Branch

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers

Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Canadian Franchise Association

Canadian Union of Public Employees, BC Division

Chris Budgell

Christina Stelp


Coalition of BC Businesses

Construction Labour Relations Assoc. of BC

Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Canada

Cranbrook District Teacher’s Association

CUPE Local 1004


Federation of Post-Secondary Educators

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – Joint Business Association Submission

Harold -Linda Young

Health Sciences Association of BC

Hospital Employees’ Union

ILWU Canada and the Retail Wholesale Union

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association

Interior Forest Labour Relations Association

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 118

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in BC

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115

John Jensen

Kamloops and District Labour Council


Migrant Workers Centre 1

Migrant Workers Centre 2



Nanaimo Duncan District Labour Council

New Westminster & District Labour Council

North Okanagan Labour Council

Paul Johnston

Public Service Alliance of Canada, BC Region

Professional Employees Association

Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

Public and Private Workers of Canada

Retail Action Network 1

Retail Action Network 2

Retail Action Network 3

Retail Council of Canada

Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia

Service Employees International Union Local 2

Teacher’s Staff Union

Teamsters Local 213

Terrace District Teachers’ Union

Together Against Poverty Society


United Association

United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices Local Union 170

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 1518

United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union

United Steelworkers Local 1-1937

United Steel Workers Local 1-405

UNITE HERE! Local 40

Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region

Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers and Caregivers Rights

Vancouver and District Labour Council

Email submission – Time to level the playing field for workers