Labour Relations Act
Your Workplace Rights - Labour Relations Act
The Labour Relations Act (LRA) is the law that lays how you can exercise your right to join a union, and sets out the rules for union-management relations. The LRA provides rules for issues such as:
- the process for certifying a union as the official bargaining agent for workers in a workplace,
- what types of issues can be included in a collective agreement,
- what employer actions are considered “unfair labour practices,”
- processes to resolve deadlocked labour negotiations,
- rules for strikes and lockouts, and
- establishing a Labour Board to settle disputes about LRA.
To find out more about the LRA you can consult the Manitoba Government’s Guide to the Labour Relations Act.
The MFL continues to campaign for improvements to the LRA that would:
- ensure the democratic right to form a union, and
- reduce the length and divisiveness of strikes/lockouts
Find out more by clicking on the above fact sheets.
You can take action by having your voice heard on the important issue of LRA reform.
Want to know where to go?
Visit our Buy Union page!