That's the message from president of the Alberta Federation of Labour which represents 140,000 workers in the province.
And while Gil McGowan says it's another step forward from the cost-cutting of the Klein years, he says with just a 1.5 percent increase in the budget for the new inspectors - he's cautious on whether this is just more government rhetoric.
"That ends up being an unfulfilled promise," says McGowan. "I'm hoping that this announcement leads to real change and a real increase in the number of frontline workers doing workplace inspections and that it doesn't turn into just a pre-election promise and is forgotten once the election is passed."
McGowan says the inspectors are especially needed as indicators point towards another economic boom coming to Alberta, and with it a rise in workplace safety incidents.
iNews880, Sat Mar 5 2011