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In a brief to a legislative committee reviewing the provincial labour code, CUPE is urging the Alberta government to bring the Code up to national standards.

We are pointing out to the committee that the current provisions of the Code do not respect the Charter rights of Canadians to freedom of association, said CUPE Alberta president Yvonne Fast.

Albertas labour laws are incredibly imbalanced giving employers many tools to deny working people their rights to improve the conditions of their employment, she added.

CUPE is recommending the Code be changed to level the playing field between employers and employees when it comes to union organizing drives and achieving first collective agreements. CUPE is also recommending the right to strike be protected and extended to all workers.