French President Macron

The past month has seen France embattled in a standoff between unionized rail workers and the French government. France’s transport unions have rallied workers to protest two days per week in opposition to the French government’s proposed labor overhauls, one of which includes opening up SNCF, the country’s public railway system, to private competition. This is the biggest labor dispute of President Emmanuel Macron’s term thus far.

British Columbia’s Labour Minister has appointed a counsel to review B.C.’s Labour Relations Code. This will be the first time the legislation has been reviewed since 2003. What’s on the top of the list? A consideration to remove secret ballot union representation elections in favor of a card check system.