CME Calls for Continued Balance in the BC Labour Code

Andrew Wynn-Williams, Divisional Vice President of CME for British Columbia released today the following statement on the BC Labour Code Review:

“The balance within the current Labour Relations Code has brought real stability to labour relations in British Columbia. It is important that any amendments government considers maintains that balance and not swing the pendulum too far. There are concern that the government proceeding with additional consultation with specific stakeholders outside of the mechanism in place could lead to unbalanced decisions. We need to keep this process as open and transparent as possible.”

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) joined ten other business organizations in a joint submission to the Minister of Labour regarding the recommendations of the Labour Relations Code Review Committee. The key issues raised in the submission were also covered by previous CME contributions to this process. They include:

  • the need to have a transparent, legitimate process in British Columbia labour relations, which has occurred at times and not occurred at other times;
  • the need to respect employee rights;
  • the need to protect and continue British Columbia’s successful economy, with all the benefits that brings; and
  • the need for stability, particularly in light of the accumulating headwinds facing the province’s economy.

About Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters:

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing, and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.

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For more information, please contact:

Stefi Proulx
Director of Communications & Branding
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
(613) 292-6070
stefi.proulx@cme-mec.ca