MAIN HEADING: Ministry of Labour - THE ESTIMATES, 2014-15 - Summary

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Ministry of Labour - THE ESTIMATES, 2014-15 - Summary

The Ministry's key activities are: Occupational Health and Safety Enforcement and Prevention, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Labour Relations. In this context, the Ministry provides advice and information to the government on labour and workplace issues; establishes and implements a provincial occupational health and safety strategy to ensure the alignment of health and safety activities across all system partners; designates, funds and maintains oversight over Health and Safety Associations; establishes standards for training programs, training providers, as well as training and other requirements for certification of joint health and safety committee members; develops policies; sets and enforces standards and legislation; carries out investigations; informs employers and workers about their workplace rights and responsibilities; ensures the provision of assistance in negotiating collective agreements and establishing arbitration boards; assists in building cooperative workplace relationships; and administers, interprets, and applies relevant labour legislation.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1601 Ministry Administration Program 21,601,600 21,320,000 281,600 20,715,194
1602 Pay Equity Commission Program 3,687,500 4,199,700 (512,200) 3,393,595
1603 Labour Relations Program 22,921,100 24,058,700 (1,137,600) 23,426,252
1604 Occupational Health and Safety Program 205,602,400 204,032,100 1,570,300 184,956,323
1605 Employment Rights and Responsibilities Program 40,477,700 35,170,500 5,307,200 31,775,079
Less: Special Warrants 92,855,700 - 92,855,700 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 201,434,600 288,781,000 (87,346,400) 264,266,443
  Special Warrants 92,855,700 - 92,855,700 -
  Statutory Appropriations 65,014 65,014 - 81,639
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 294,355,314 288,846,014 5,509,300 264,348,082
  Operating Expense Adjustment 16,355,900 16,363,800 (7,900) 15,780,681
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 310,711,214 305,209,814 5,501,400 280,128,763
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
1601 Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
1604 Occupational Health and Safety Program 491,000 491,000 - 594,000
Less: Special Warrants 200,000 - 200,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 292,000 492,000 (200,000) 594,000
  Special Warrants 200,000 - 200,000 -
  Statutory Appropriations 2,000 2,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 494,000 494,000 - 594,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
1601 Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
1604 Occupational Health and Safety Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,000 2,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 2,000 2,000 - -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 311,205,214 305,703,814 5,501,400 280,722,763
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