British Columbia

For members with stores in British Columbia: Labour Relations Code review submission urges restraint

RCC has provided a joint submission to the B.C. Labour Relations Code review panel along with 12 other business associations.

  1. The current Labour Relations Code is working well. B.C. has experienced a long period of labour relations stability with very few work stoppages in the private sector.
  2. The joint submission urges the review panel to maintain the general balance and fairness underpinning the current Code.The current code is a result of uniquely consultative processes in 1992/93 which were further supported and enhanced by amendments in 2002.
  3. Workplaces have evolved and continue to change rapidly as technology and new generations of workers demand flexibility, choice and innovative workplaces. Any changes to the Code need to ensure that opportunities for B.C.’s economy to attract investment, talent and jobs are not compromised in the process.
  4. The submission calls for the vast majority of the Code’s provisions to be maintained, including the current approach to union certification by secret ballot vote.

Members may view the joint submission here.


The Government appointed a Labour Relations Code review panel in February 2018 tasked with providing recommendations on amending the Labour Relations Code by August 2018. The deadline for written submissions is March 20, 2018.

Next Steps:

  1. RCC has asked to make an oral presentation to the panel.
  2. RCC will monitor progress of the review through to the report.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact: Greg Wilson, Director, Government Relations (B.C.) at 604-736-0368 or

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