Bill 148: Chamber Expresses Concern to Ministry of Labour

The Chamber of Commerce Brantford Brant has reacted strongly to the Government’s proposed changes to the Employment Standards and Labour Relations Acts. On July 18th,  six Chamber representatives met with officials of the Ministry of Labour to express their concerns about the impact of Bill 148 on their own businesses and the business community in general.

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs is conducting their final round of province-wide public hearings on the Bill. The Chamber applied to be heard at the July 20th hearing in Hamilton, but unfortunately, was not chosen to present, nor were any other neighbouring Chambers of Commerce or any businesses located in Brantford, Brant County or Six Nations.
 
“We were very disappointed to learn that we were not selected to present to the standing committee,” said Tony Araujo, President of the Chamber Board of Directors.

"We represent 700 local businesses and feel our voice should have been heard on this proposed legislation that will have a devastating impact on local businesses and their employees.”
 
The Chamber has sent a written submission to the Standing Committee outlining the major concerns expressed by Chamber members. Click here to read the submission.

 

Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017