For Workers and Unions
When those representing workers seek information about labour statistics and workplace health and safety and encounter roadblocks, access to information provides an opportunity for them to address the lack of Transparency.
Whenever public sector Unions and workers in public bodies encounter roadblocks in accessing information from their employers, or enter collective bargaining, access to information provides a critical research resource.
Bill 22 opens the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act for substantive changes for the first time in over a decade. Unfortunately, if passed, this Bill will undermine access to information and make public bodies less transparent. It is a step backwards for openness and accountability, and a missed opportunity to improve the information rights of British Columbians.