By Stephen Hui – The Canadian Press article Unions in Alberta are taking a number of actions to fight against the government’s policies, including filing complaints, taking actions against the minister of labour and public service, and getting a new director of public service.
Here are the main things unions in Alberta need to know about the province’s anti-union laws.1.
Unions can file a complaint about a job with the Minister of Labour and Public ServiceIf you’re an employee of the government, you’re entitled to a grievance process if your employer is breaching the Fair Work Act.
The grievance process is very specific and only happens once a complaint has been filed.
This means that unions in the province have a long time to take action.
But unions in other parts of the country have a lot less time.2.
Unregistered unions are not entitled to the same rights as registered unionsIf your union is registered and you have registered your union in Alberta, you can ask for some things to be made public.
The information must be public and must be available online.
Uncomplying with these conditions could result in your union being blocked from membership and/or receiving other types of legal aid.
If your union decides to make an unfair contract, it could be barred from participating in any future labour disputes.
Unions also have a number the Minister can ask you to do.
These things can include taking actions to prevent a job from being filled or a job being made redundant.
The rules also apply if your union has a complaint against the Minister.
If you are an employee, you may have to register your union.
Your union can also ask for you to be included in a grievance procedure if your labour rights have been violated.3.
Unfunded work can be counted against youUnpaid work can also be counted as unpaid labour.
Unpaid work includes things like food, clothing, shelter, and other household necessities.
If you are a member of a union that is not eligible to receive any government benefits, you are not eligible for paid or unpaid labour assistance.
This is the same as if your job is unpaid.4.
Unlawful intimidation, threats, and attacks are illegalUnlawful acts of intimidation, threatening, and assault are illegal.
These actions can result in criminal charges and/ or jail time.5.
Unauthorized union activity can lead to an unlawful union actionThe province has laws that protect unions from illegal activity.
However, unions in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia are exempt from these laws.
Unorganized unions in those provinces are not exempt from their own laws.
For more information on this topic, see the Canadian Workers Law.6.
Unrestricted membership of unions can result to the shutdown of a workplaceIf a union member or member’s representative is prohibited from participating or is prohibited by law from voting on matters, the union can be closed.
This can lead unions in any province to be shut down for political reasons.7.
Unconstitutional actions can be illegal in CanadaUnconstitutional actions that are illegal in a province are illegal at the federal level.
For example, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms prohibits the government from discriminating on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age in military or other capacity, or marital status.
Unconstitutional action is illegal at both federal and provincial levels.
The federal government has a number to watch for.
For instance, the federal government can revoke the right to work of any union member, member or representative who engages in an unlawful act that would violate the Charter of Right and Freedom.
Unsolved workplace disputes are illegal if the employer is involved in the case and the dispute cannot be resolved by arbitration or mediation.8.
Unregulated unions can interfere with workers’ rightsUnregulated unions also interfere with worker rights.
Unincorporated trade unions in a jurisdiction have a wide range of rights that are protected by the Canada Labour Code.
These include the right not to be fired, the right of association, and the right for employers to terminate employees if they are no longer able to pay.
Unlicensed trade unions that have not been registered in a particular jurisdiction can also interfere.9.
Unemployed workers may be eligible for job offersUnemployed workers are entitled to be offered a job if they’re unemployed.
This applies regardless of their union status.
Unemployment is defined as having lost a job, a job offer or a position that is no longer filled.
Employers may offer a job to anyone who’s unemployed and it may take up to 60 days before the employer offers the job to the person.10.
Unfair terms can result from unregistered unionsUnfair terms of employment, including unfair conditions and unfair dismissal, can be considered unfair to workers.
These terms may also be illegal.
For more information, see Unfair and Unfair Employment.11. Un