Labour Relations Code Review
Written feedback period closed
Albertans were given an opportunity to provide feedback to the Labour Relations Code review from March 13 to April 18, 2017.
Thank you for your input. Alberta Labour received 340 written submissions from employers, business associations, organized labour and advocacy groups in a wide array of industries and sectors. The Minister and the department also met with a number of employer stakeholders to receive their input.
Labour staff are currently reviewing and analyzing the written submissions and input.
In addition to direct input from stakeholders, Alberta Labour has retained the services of a third-party expert, Mr. Andrew Sims, QC, to provide technical assistance for the review. Mr. Sims, a former chair of the Alberta Labour Relations Board, is highly respected by both employers and unions for his extensive knowledge of labour relations in Alberta. He has consulted with government numerous times over the years on labour relations and other matters and has acted as an arbitrator, mediator and legislative expert. He will draw on that expertise and experience in shaping his technical advice to the department.
To aid in that work, Mr. Sims has also directly engaged a number of individuals representing businesses and industry, municipalities and labour organizations about the Labour Relations Code. He will provide his insights to Alberta Labour as the department reviews all input.