Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Trade Union


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.


Text of Legislation

"trade union" means the same as in the Labour Relations Code;


Policy Interpretation

In the Labour Relations Code, a union is an organization or association of employees that helps regulate relations between employers and employees through collective bargaining.

Section 3 of the Act explains how the Act applies to employees covered by a collective agreement. A “collective agreement” defined in s.1 of this section is a written agreement between a trade union and an employer (or an employer’s organization authorized by the employer).


Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESA

Other

See Employment Standards Factsheets

Factsheets

Collective Agreements and the Employment Standards Act