Labour in the News

Bargaining rights bill passes after all-night session in Alberta legislature

The Canadian Press ·

Legislation that will strip away some bargaining rights for 180,000 Alberta public-sector workers passed Thursday after an all-night session in the legislature.

Bill 9, the Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act, was passed around 7 a.m. after the government forced closure on third reading of the bill a few hours earlier.

The legislation will delay wage arbitration for teachers, nurses and other public sector workers until the end of October.   READ MORE