Spring 2017 - Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Academic Bargaining
We support the government's commitment to fair legislation that makes life better for hardworking Albertans and complies with the recent Supreme Court ruling.
We believe in the collective bargaining process that respects both workers and employers.
While our government extended these rights to the Alberta public services and health care sector in 2016, post-secondary stakeholders were provided additional time to transition.
This Bill take into consideration the unique nature of the post-secondary sector.
It also extends constitutionally protected rights to post-secondary faculty, graduate students, and for the first time in Canada, postdoctoral fellows, who will be formally recognized as employees.