Labour Relations Legislation

Labour Relations Legislation

Alberta has legislation that covers labour relations in the province.

The Labour Relations Code covers most employers and unions, including health care and construction. Regulations supplement this legislation, including:

The following Acts govern labour relations for certain groups:

  • Public Service Employee Relations Act
    Covers the bargaining relationships for the government as an employer and the civil service, along with other public employers. Alberta Public Service, provincial agencies, boards, and commissions, and post-secondary support staff.
  • Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act
    Covers police working in the province, excluding the RCMP.
  • Post-secondary Learning Act
    Governs Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions.  Provides that labour relations between academic staff and the institutions that employ them are now under the provisions of the Labour Relations Code.
  • Burial of the Dead Act
    Allows the government to ensure continued service in the event of a strike or lockout that could affect the burial of persons.
Modified: 2017-10-27
PID: 178

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Who do I contact about...

  • Hours of work
  • Overtime
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • Termination
  • General holidays and general holiday pay

See Employment Standards for more information.

Visit the Alberta Labour Relations Board for more information about:

  • Certification and revocation of bargaining rights
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Picketing
  • Prohibited practices
  • Duty of fair representation