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LABR 1260: WORKING FOR A LIVING JANUARY 13, 2020 Regulating Work in Canada
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Notice © 2020 Christopher Rigaux, all rights reserved. Students of LABR1260 are granted a limited license to copy and retain this document for study purposes. It may not be redistributed. Produced with union labour. LABR 1260 - Winter 2020 - Waged Work and Capitalism
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Today’s 3 Questions 4 LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights What is government’s role in regulating the workplace, and our rights within the workplace?How do these regulations affect the power dynamic between workers and employers?Are these regulations and rights enough to protect our interests as workers?
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Regulating Work in Canada What do we regulate as a society? LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 5
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Regulating Work in Canada What do I mean by ‘regulate’ work? How do we regulate work? LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 6
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Regulating Work in Canada Regulating work often means creating a set of rights LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 7
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Regulating Work in Canada A ‘right’ is a principle or rule that sets out: what a person is permitted to do, or what someone else is prohibited from doing to them. LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 8
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Regulating Work in Canada Why specify rights? Guarantee equality between people Prevent abuse Employment rights: minimum floor of employment terms LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 9
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Regulating Work in Canada Having a minimum ‘floor’ for workplace rights means we rely on labour market to go above-and- beyond LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 10
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Regulating Work in Canada Some problems: Enforcement Effectiveness LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 11
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Regulating Work in Canada Rights & regulations are: Legislative (laws, legal regulations) Formal (union contracts) Informal (social or economic pressure) LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 12
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Locating our Rights 13 LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights Charter of Rights and Freedoms Legislation Common Law
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Locating our Rights 14 LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights Charter of Rights and Freedoms Legislation Common Law The Charter Constitutional legislation All government legislation & action must* comply Interpreted by courts to mean different things in different eras
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Locating our Rights 15 LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights Charter of Rights and Freedoms Legislation Common Law Legislation Created and changed by elected governments Sometimes create organizations with power to regulate in other ways Different levels and types of governments Includes ‘regulations’
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Locating our Workplace Rights Legislation Created/changed by parliament or legislature Voted on by all elected MPs/MLAs/MPPs/MNAs May interact with other legislation Regulations Authorized by legislation Changed by government alone Relies on legislation to exist LABR 1260 - Framing our Workplace Rights 16
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