Alberta set to overhaul employment standards code

Labour groups, management wary
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/17/2014

Albertan workers will be able to voice their opinions on the state of employment in the province after the government opened up consultations to the public — a move that foreshadows change.

In March, the newly-formed Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour launched a review of the province’s Employment Standards Code. First up is consultation with the public.

In its current state, the code could use a tune-up, according to labour minister Thomas Lukaszuk.