Share and view ideas: Improving the maintenance of activities process under the Canada Labour Code

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on October 19, 2022 and will close to new input on 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 is consulting interested Canadians on ways to improve the maintenance of activities process.

Join in: how to participate

Send us an email with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.

We will invite selected stakeholders to virtual roundtable meetings.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We welcome 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 will engage with:

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

Key questions for discussion

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

See the discussion questions outlined in the discussion paper.

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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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