August 28, 2020
BC Court of Appeal Shares Ruling on CBA/PLA Court Challenge
On August 28, 2020, the BC Court of Appeal referred the CBA challenge (supported by all major construction associations, progressive unions, and business organizations, who consider it to be a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) out of the court and back to the government-appointed Labour Relations Board. This is extremely disappointing: this is not a labour relations issue but a human rights issue. To work on taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects, construction contractors should not be forced to get their workers from the government, and construction workers should not be forced to quit their current employer, and abandon their existing benefit plans, in order to join a government selected union. The coalition will continue to fight for the rights of BC’s construction workers.