The opposition in the Alberta legislature says that the NDP government is rushing ahead with limited consultation and minimal Ministerial representation on significant changes to both Employment Standards and the Labour Relations Code.
In a statement at Legislature, PC MLA, Richard Gotfried stated the Minister of Labour is utilizing a 36-day online survey to consult only on potential changes to Employment Standards. “Not only is this timeline wholly insufficient, the questions appear to be leading respondents to a pre-determined outcome.”
Gotfried is not the only Opposition MLA that has voiced his concerns. Wildrose MLA, Glenn van Dijken, and many other elected officials are concerned about the long-term consequences. Gotfried said that these changes “could have serious impact and the short term gain of pleasing your elite union boss friends will be far outweighed by the damage you do to Alberta businesses and our economy.”