Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Trade Union
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.
"trade union" means the same as in the Labour Relations Code;
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 sections of the Act or Regulation
- s.1, Definitions “collective agreement”
- s.3, Scope of the Act
- s.64, Group termination
- s.67, Rules about notice