B.C. introduces controversial labour bill

Government attempts to balance interests of unions and business
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

Bill 18, B.C.’s

Skills Development and Labour Statutes Amendment Act, 2001

, comes as no surprise: it contains four of the newly-elected Liberal government’s New Era commitments to "protect the public and restore flexibility and democratic rights to the workplace." That doesn’t mean that the bill’s reforms are popular. In fact, business and labour alike are up in arms over what's included in the bill – and what's not.