VANCOUVER, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - In a written submission to the Labour Relations Code Review in British Columbia, Unifor is recommending restoring balance and fairness to the laws governing how working people form unions.
"B.C.'s labour code was rigged over the last decade to undermine working people's rights," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "The B.C. government can create the conditions to convert precarious work into stable work by restoring balance and fairness to the Labour Relations Code."
Unifor's submission reviews the regulatory regime covering unionization and concludes that British Columbians' constitutional rights are subtly but systemically undermined by policies designed with only employers in mind. Unifor makes nine recommendations including: greater protection for workers resulting from contract-flipping; restoring union certification by majority card-signing; and creating a process to help identify gender-based wage gaps.
"We can have labour laws written by employers or we can have good jobs and fair wages," said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. "Unions are the best pathway to a good, stable job and the labour relations code must reflect British Columbians' dreams for a better life."
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at [email protected] or 778-903-6549 (cell).