Your right to join

Joining a union is your choice. It’s protected by law.

Under the B.C. Labour Relations Code all workers have the right to sign a card and vote to join a union without any interference, threats or intimidation from employers.

Your employer cannot:

  • discharge, suspend, transfer, lay off or otherwise discipline workers who join a union or promote union membership to their co-workers
  • impose contract or employment conditions that keep workers from exercising their right to organize
  • intimidate, fire or threaten to fire workers in an effort to stop them from becoming members of a union