Calgary - “See you in court, see you at the next election.”
That was the response from CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill to news the Kenney government passed Bill 32 through the legislature late last night.
Gill says CUPE’s legal advice is overwhelmingly of the opinion that Bill 32 is unconstitutional on a number of fronts. Gill says the Premier wants a war with unions to distract from his failed economic agenda.
“Kenney promised jobs and pipelines, and Alberta’s economy is worse than ever,” said Gill. “He promised no cuts to front line services and has slashed funding to health, education and municipalities.”
“Jason Kenney doesn’t want CUPE or other than unions to talk to our members or the public about his failures, so he passed Bill 32 to try to shut us up.”
“For better or worse, you’ll never shut CUPE up. We will keep telling people that Jason Kenney is the worst Premier in Alberta history.”