2003 Legislative Session: 5th Session, 37th Parliament

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BILL M 201 -- 2004


HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:


1  In this Act:

"bargaining association" means an association of trade unions formed in accordance with the Health Authorities Act;

"employer" means an employer that is a member of the HEABC;

"HEABC" means the Health Employers Association of British Columbia;

"trade union" means a trade union that represents employees of an employer that is a member of HEABC.

Health care services continued

2  (1) Despite the provisions of any other statute or government directive, the minister of Health must, by order to the employers, impose a moratorium on the privatization of any and all health care services for the duration of this act being in force.

(2) The last collective agreement in force between the HEABC and the bargaining association before the coming into force of this Act is extended and is deemed to be in effect for duration of this act being in force.

Collective bargaining restored

3  Within 24 hours after the coming into force of this Act, the bargaining associations and the HEABC must continue or commence to bargain collectively in good faith and must make every reasonable effort to conclude a collective agreement or a renewal or revision of their last collective agreement.

Application of Labour Relations Code

4  (1) The Labour Relations Code and the regulations made under it apply in respect of a matter to which this Act applies, but if there is a conflict or an inconsistency between

(a) this Act, and

(b) the Labour Relations Code or the regulations made under it,

this Act applies.

(2) The Labour Relations Board has exclusive jurisdiction to decide a question arising under this Act, including any question of a conflict or an inconsistency referred to in subsection (1).


5  This act comes into force upon royal assent.

Sunset provision

6  This Act expires 90 days after coming into effect.

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