Royal Roads adheres to legislation from the province of BC that guides our work as a university and employer. Relevant legislation includes acts, codes and regulations about workplace safety, workers compensation, human rights and employment standards.
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Employment Standards Act
The Employment Standards Act sets standards for payment, compensation and working conditions in most workplaces in British Columbia.
Human Rights Code
The BC Human Rights Code's purpose is to ensure that people can participate equally in economic, social, political and cultural life without discrimination.
Labour Relations Code
The BC Labour Relations Code governs unionization and collective bargaining between provincially regulated employers, unions and employees.
Occupational Health & Safety Regulation
The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation contains legal requirements that must be met by all workplaces under the inspectional jurisdiction of WorkSafeBC.
Workers Compensation Act
The Workers Compensation Act sets out rights, responsibilities and regulations related to occupational health and safety for employers and workers in BC.
BC government mandate
The BC government has developed a three-year fixed "2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate," which applies to all public sector employers with unionized employees whose collective agreements expire on or after December 31, 2018.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate is about improving the delivery of services for people in BC and balancing the need for fair and reasonable wage increases with outcomes that are affordable and managed within the fiscal plan.
The mandate is designed to support government’s core priorities, and enhance and modernize the delivery of services that British Columbians rely on. It ensures the fiscal sustainability of the province while providing fair compensation.
Learn more about the Public Sector Bargaining Mandates and Agreements and in particular the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.