Labour comes to the employer's table

Tripartite consultation and involvement in international labour agency on the agenda.
By Laura Cassiani
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/14/2001

Ottawa is urging business to adopt an international labour standard that could lead to mandatory consultations between government, labour and business on issues of policy.

A convention, created by a U.N. labour agency, could mean governments, employers and labour representatives would be mandated to consult with each other on labour and business issues.

If ratified, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 144 would have to be incorporated into existing legislation and regulations on consultation processes in Canada.