January 31st, 2018

Employment Code Changes Protect Workers

This year the NDP government implemented changes to the employment standards code. It marked the first time in three decades that changes had been made. They were very long overdue, to say the least. These changes finally defended workers’ rights – especially those who are in precarious or part time...

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December 14th, 2017

Alberta Government Plan To Do More About Workplace Bullying

Bullying is an issue that is all too common in the workplace, and it has made headlines here in Alberta the last few weeks with City of Edmonton employees speaking out against harassment at work. When Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray announced major changes to  Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)...

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November 28th, 2017

Alberta NDP Government Hopes New Bill Will Better Protect Workers

The Alberta government has been paying a lot of attention to labour in our province this year, something that is long overdue. First there was Bill 17, the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, that was passed in June. This saw significant changes to provincial labour law, including union certification. Now the NDP...

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July 11th, 2016

Alberta Minimum Wage Update: Province will raise minimum wage by $1 in October

The battle to delay the minimum wage hike in Alberta rages on, with a sharp line drawn between small business lobbyists and workers’ rights groups. Restaurants Canada recently launched an online petition to push back the government’s plan to raise minimum wage; a new survey by the same group revealed...

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January 3rd, 2016

Alberta NDP Government And The Minimum Wage Debate

When the NDP won the Alberta Provincial election, the entire country seemed pretty surprised – this was the first change in power in Alberta since 1971. With the change came a lot of promises to Albertans, perhaps most controversial of all was the pledge to raise the minimum wage to...

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