Labour rights are Human rights

November-Labour Code of British Columbia Act (Bill 11)

November 7, 1973
With the passage of the Labour Code of British Columbia Act (Bill 11), British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in Canada to impose first contract arbitration on employers and unions that are unable to negotiate a first collective agreement. Currently, only New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Alberta do not have legislation providing for binding arbitration of a first collective agreement.

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