Alberta Federation of Labour

Alberta Federation of Labour

February 24, 2014 12:45 ET

Redford Leaves Workers and Pensioners Out in the Cold

Government meets behind closed doors while making decisions about worker-funded pensions without negotiation

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2014) - The elected leaders of some of Alberta's largest unions are going to wait in -25°C weather outside Government House in the hope that the Redford Government might relent and negotiate about pensions with the representatives of those who actually contribute to the plans.

A mock negotiating session will be held outside Government House as Finance Minister Doug Horner meets inside with provincial-appointed pension board trustees to tell them about the government's latest plans for pension changes.

When: 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014
Where: Government House, 12845 - 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Who: Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL)
Marle Roberts, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Alberta)
Elisabeth Ballermann, President of the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA)
Heather Smith, President of the United Nurse of Alberta (UNA)

Contact Information

  • Alberta Federation of Labour
    Olav Rokne
    Communications Director
    780.289.6528 (cell)