Labour Relations and Workplace Safety received more than 3,700 submissions in response to a public consultation paper proposing a comprehensive review of the current provincial labour legislation.
“The consultation paper proposed a series of questions for consideration and stakeholders responded,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “The invaluable feedback received will be critical in determining the scope of our efforts to introduce an employment code that more accurately reflects the contemporary work environment while preserving an effective work-life balance.
“Importantly, the considerable number of submissions indicates that the 90 day consultation period allowed stakeholders sufficient time to participate in this process. The consultation period provided the opportunity for the ministry to receive informed advice and counsel.”
The labour legislation review is intended to restructure and reorganize the existing legislation, eliminate inconsistencies, clarify legislative applications and modernize legislation to reflect today’s changing work environment.
The submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety as well as input from the Minister’s Advisory Committee before drafting legislation. A summary document identifying key themes from the review will be posted online once the analysis is complete.