The Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour introduced the changes to the legislature on Thursday, saying it was to protect essential services.
The changes would allow for any strike vote to expire after one year, but places no limits on the number of votes that can be taken. It will require unions to provide 72 hours’ notice of a strike, while only requiring the employer to give 24 hours’ notice.
It removed the restriction on picketing, allowing employees to walk the picket line on the employer’s property. It allows for changes to the number of designated workers and grants the employer the ability to change the designated workers schedule.