June 23, 2017
Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2017, and has now become law.
The effect of Bill C-4 is to repeal Bill C-525, dramatically changing the way that unions wishing to represent employees in federally regulated industries can become certified. It also significantly impacts how employees working in federally regulated industries already represented by a union can apply for union decertification.
Bill C-4 effectively restores the procedures for certification and decertification of unions, which existed prior to June 16, 2015. This means that:
In addition to amendments in the certification process, Bill C-4 removes the financial disclosure rules that were in place as a result of Bill C-377 (passed in 2015) and makes several changes to the annual tax reporting requirements for unions.
If you have any questions about this topic or any other topics relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.
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