PCA: “Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplace” a Job Well Done
(July 7, 2020) – Bill
32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act will benefit industry,
workers and all Albertans, according to the Progressive Contractors Association
of Canada (PCA) whose member
companies build major infrastructure projects and employ thousands of Alberta
and B.C. construction workers.
a strong supporter of Bill 32, which is aimed at supporting economic recovery,
a more balanced workplace and getting Albertans back to work.
has just taken another major step in putting the province on much sounder
economic footing,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors
Association of Canada (PCA). “PCA members stand ready to keep building a stronger
the highlights of Bill 32, is that all-employee bargaining
units are now the “law of the land.” Since its inception 20 years ago, PCA
has championed the all-employee bargaining units or the “wall-to-wall” model, which
allows companies to bargain with multiple trades as one unit. Over the years,
this model has allowed PCA members to make major contributions to “The Alberta
Advantage” – particularly in the development of the energy sector.
delighted that the Alberta government recognizes the value of the progressive
labour model,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors
Association of Canada (PCA). “These labour code changes are good for our
members, our industry and all Albertans by helping to keep our province
Several other changes that PCA supports, include:
- Provisions for continuation
of agreements, which provide a more stable investment climate by stipulating that
collective agreements will stay in place until they expire (should employees choose
a new union).
renewal of collective agreements, which allows employees and employers to renew
an existing collective agreement before it expires. This emphasizes the importance of companies and
labour working together collaboratively.
About the Progressive Contractors
Association of Canada (PCA)
offices in Alberta, BC 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:
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