Starting tomorrow, employers will no longer be required to keep injured workers on benefit plans or hire them back when they recover

On April 1, 2021 several parts of the UCP’s disastrous Bill 47 come into force, further weakening Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation system. Read more

Ministers Dreeshen and Copping should be fired and a public inquiry called into the UCP’s response to COVID-19 in meatpacking plants, says AFL

Documents obtained by the AFL show that UCP dangerously bungled COVID-19 response at Cargill Read more

Gil McGowan, Opening Remarks on Bill 208 Hearing - March 08, 2021

I’ve been asked here today because I’m the president of the Federation of Labour; chair of the Labour Coalition on Pensions; and chair of the sponsor board of Alberta’s largest pension plan, the Local Authorities Pension Plan. Read more

AFL calls for public inquiry into unlawful police activity against MLA Phillips and demands officers be fired

Joint statement from the leaders of Alberta’s largest labour organizations Read more

Alberta women are still fighting for gender equality this IWD – paid sick days are an important step forward

From wages at work to the amount of unpaid care work they do in their formal jobs and at home, COVID-19 has only made the struggles for women in Alberta worse Read more

AFL echoes call for public inquiry into UCP’s handling of COVID-19 at meat packing plants

The UCP has been derelict in their duty to keep workers and the public safe, says McGowan Read more

2021 budget will undermine Alberta’s economic recovery

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will last longer without budget support Read more

UCP’s One-time Reimbursement Does Nothing to Solve Child Care Crisis for Alberta Families

All children deserve a Fair Start in life. Yet, Jason Kenney’s approach to child care continues to leave many families behind Read more

We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada.

Joint Statement by Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Federations of Labour Read more

The budget Albertans need puts their health and welfare above corporate interests