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Secret Ballot Vote - Going, Going Gone

June 14, 2022

Labour Relations & Union Advice

Secret Ballot Vote - Going, Going Gone!

In my previous recent article posted on our website on April 8th 2022, I reported on the significant changes the NDP made to the Labour Relations Code with the introduction of Bill 10.  Those changes included getting rid of the secret ballot vote in a union certification drive and allowing construction unions to raid every year.  You can read that article here.

On June 2nd 2022 Bill 10 received Royal Assent and is now in effect and the law.  The labour pendulum has now for the most part  swung back to the NDP changes of 1992 as many of us predicted.  

The Labour Relations Board has issued new directives on how certification applications will be processed to be consistent with the abolition of the secret ballot vote - available here.

Non union and partially unionized businesses need to take these changes seriously and do what they can to minimize the chances a union will become certified for their business.  Chris and I will be putting on webinars/seminars in the near future on this topic and if you are interested in participating contact Chris at cdrinovz@kswlawyers.ca. In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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June 14, 2022

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MICHAEL J. WEILER

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Mike Weiler has more than 35 years experience in the ever evolving world of employment, labour and human rights law. And experience in this area is critical to protect our clients—this is where law is not just a science but most often an art. Judgment is critical for our clients and that is what we bring to the table based on our years of experience. This means first and foremost knowing the law—keeping updated and current. Experience also means knowing the players in the game and their processes—the LRB, the Employment Standards branch, WorkSafeBC, the courts etc. It means not only seeing the...

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