CALGARY, February 22, 2017 – Over the last year Alberta union leaders have been quietly advocating for significant changes to Alberta’s labour laws. The government has since confirmed that they will be introducing changes this spring. It is widely believed the government is considering eliminating the requirement to let workers decide on union certification by casting their ballot in secret. If this comes to pass it will be a major step backwards for the rights of Alberta workers.

You are invited to join the Alberta Growth Initiative (AGI) as they launch their new campaign, Keep Alberta Working during a press conference on Thursday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m.

For a generation, Alberta has been the province Canadians turn to when seeking opportunity. Alberta’s stable and non-confrontational labour environment has played a significant role in attracting investment and new businesses, and providing tens of thousands of Canadians with unparalleled career opportunities.

Keep Alberta Working is a non-governmental organization that aims to inform Albertans about the potential change in labour laws, and how they can protect themselves and their businesses.

WHAT Press conference for the launch of “Keep Alberta Working” campaign

WHEN Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. MST – Campaign will be introduced by Paul Hartzheim
10:15 a.m. MST – Questions and answer period with the media

WHERE Room: Rocky Mountain A
Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
2120 16 Ave NE Calgary

WHO Paul Hartzheim, Spokesperson for Keep Alberta Working

The Alberta Growth Initiative is a coalition of thousands of Alberta businesses, large and small, and hundreds of regular Albertans.

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For more information or media inquiries, please contact:
Sonia Kont
403-437-2016
sonia.kont@newwestpublicaffairs.ca