The BC Labour Relations Code (LRC) legislation governs the relationship between employers and their employees who are represented by a union (for non-union workers see the Employment Standards Act below). This legislation covers the establishment of union representation, collective bargaining, conflict, and grievance resolutions. If you are a member of a union then this law relates to your employment situation.
The Labour Relations Code deals with legislation covering the following employment issues in a unionized workplace:
The BC Labour Relations Code (LRC), (commonly called Labour Relations Act), is the BC labour code that regulates the relationship between employers, their workers, and the unions representing their workers. It deals with the requirements for establishing union representation, collective bargaining and applying the terms of the collective agreement.
One of the fundamental rights of the LRC is the right of every employee to be a member of a trade union, and the right of an employer to be a member of an employers' organization.
All BC employees and their employers, including dependent contractors, who are regulated by a collective agreement, are covered under the LRC with some inclusions and exclusions.
Under the LRC the following employees are excluded:
For more information on these: BCLRB's Inclusion In and Exclusion From...
The British Columbia Labour Relations Board, established as an independent administrative tribunal by the Labour Relations Code, has full administrative authority over the British Columbia labour laws that fall under the BC labour relations code Code.
Note: If you work in a unionized workplace, the BC Labour Relations Board regulates all issues dealing with wages and working conditions.
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