While this may be viewed as rather insubstantial compared to legislation, codes have value in terms of allowing the two (or more) parties that are bound by the code to have direct input in drafting the code. While the inherent imbalance of power involved in the dynamics of the employment relationship between management and workers must be acknowledged and must have an impact on the creation of the code, it does allow for involvement at a level which legislation does not. (Sukdeo supra at 1559).
Trying to change legislation is more time consuming and less rewarding. Even if legislation is passed by one government it can be easily removed by the next government as is often the case in regards to labor legislation. Because labor issues are politically isolating the government in power may choose to curtail workers’ rights in their administration that the next party in power may change. (Ibid., 1560).