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Recommendations for amendments to the Labour Relations Code: A report to the Honourable Harry Bains, Minister of Labour [British Columbia]

Document type Report
Author Banister, Sandra
Author Dong, Barry
Author Fleming, Michael
Author Labour Relations Code Review Panel
Date 2018-08-31
Pages 154 pages


On February 6, 2018, the Minister of Labour appointed us as a Labour Relations Code Review Panel with a broad mandate to review the B.C. Labour Relations Code, RSBC 1996, c 244 (the “Code”) and to provide recommendations for any amendments or updates to the Code. The terms of reference directed us to consult with the community, consider labour law developments in other Canadian jurisdictions and to: "….assess each issue canvassed from the perspective of how to “ensure workplaces support a growing, sustainable economy with fair laws for workers and business” and promote certainty as well as harmonious and stable labour/management relations. The conceptual and structural framework for the Code was established 45 years ago and there have been significant changes in the B.C. workforce, workplaces and economy in theintervening decades. --Introduction