Newfoundland and Labrador amends labour laws

Companies and unions caught off guard by changes to collective bargaining rules
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/09/2012

Employers in Newfoundland and Labrador are concerned about a major change to the province’s labour laws they say caught them off guard.

It would allow automatic certification in a workplace if 65 per cent of employees sign union cards.

The necessity of the amendment remains unknown to Richard Alexander, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council (NLEC).