Improving the maintenance of activities process under the Canada Labour Code: Closed consultation

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Closed

The consultation ran from October 19, 2022 to January 31, 2023.

During a strike or lockout, federally regulated employers and unions must continue any activities necessary to protect the public from immediate and serious danger. However, the Government has heard that there are problems with the process for deciding whether activities need to be maintained. To make sure that the Canada Labour Code (Code) protects the public in the most efficient way possible, the Government consulted with interested Canadians on ways to improve the maintenance of activities process.

Who was the focus of this consultation

We welcomed interested members of the general public to share their views on how to improve the process for protecting the health and safety of the public during a strike or lockout in a federally regulated sector.

The Government of Canada engaged with:

  • employers in federally regulated sectors
  • employees in in federally regulated sectors
  • all other interested Canadians and organizations

Key questions for discussion

We looked for feedback on how to improve the maintenance of activities process under the Code.

See the discussion questions outlined in the discussion paper.

What we heard

Final report

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Privacy notice statement

Please read our privacy notice statement for consultation and engagement activities in the discussion paper. By submitting your comments in response to the discussion paper, you are signalling that you consent to the privacy notice statement.

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