The fundamental principle of decency at work underlies all labour standards legislation…
Fairness at Work: Federal Labour Standards for the 21st Century
Government officials, business leaders and unions have a long history of collaboration in negotiating fair and equitable employment standards for workers in western societies. Such standards protect the rights of these workers, foster positive workplace environments and proactive relationships between managers and employees and, ultimately, benefit the bottom line of any business.
While the Labour Program focuses on regulating workplaces in the federal jurisdiction, some programs do apply to other workers. Did you know that 90 percent of the Canadian workforce is covered by provincial or territorial labour laws? Only 10 percent of all Canadian businesses are federally regulated.