Labour Code review wide open

Burnout, part-time workers and training investment among issues being examined under federal Labour Code review
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/17/2006

Does it make sense that minimum work conditions are the same for long-haul truck drivers as they are for bank employees? Should workers be given job protection when they go on sabbaticals? And what would be the economic consequences if labour protections are extended to people who work on a part-time or temporary basis?

A wide range of questions will be put before law academic Harry Arthurs as he heads a series of consultations this fall across the country to hear what’s working and what’s not with Part 3 of the Canada Labour Code. Arthurs is president emeritus of York University in Toronto.

The far-reaching review of labour standards for federally regulated industries is expected to raise provocative questions, throw up novel approaches to labour regulations, or at the very least produce some interesting research on policy options.