Minister Terry French announces changes to the Labour Relations legislation. –Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
The government rolled out major changes to the province's labour laws today, placing an emphasis on creating a balance between employers and workers, and maintaining labour stability.
The legislative changes will overhaul the province's laws for Special Project Orders, which govern labour relations in mega projects.
The changes will also implement recommendations that came out of the Voisey's Bay Industrial Inquiry, which examined the longest strike in the province's history.
In his news conference, Minister Terry French, who is responsible for the Labour Relations Agency, said that these changes represent the most sweeping change to the government's labour law since the 1980s.