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PCA Applauds Efforts to Restore Balance to Alberta’s Labour Laws

Edmonton, (November 5, 2020)Amendments introduced today to Alberta’s labour laws will help to reset the balance between the rights of workers and employers, according to the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major infrastructure projects and employ thousands of Alberta construction workers.  

“These proposed changes will reduce red tape and strike a better balance between management and labour,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “Ultimately this allows our member companies to stay focused on what matters: maintaining workplace safety, increasing productivity and creating good, well-paying Alberta jobs.”

During the previous provincial government, PCA was a strong advocate on behalf of its members, for legislation that would reset the balance between workers and employers. Today’s amendments go a long way towards that important end.

Bill 47’s amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers Compensation Act are aimed at improving health and safety for workers, enabling a more balanced approach for job creators and reducing red tape.

About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

With offices in BC, Alberta and Ontario, PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. Our member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers in Canada, represented primarily by CLAC.

For further information, contact: Danna O’Brien, Danna@obriencommunications.ca 416-500-0699

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