Action Request: Fill the Legislature Gallery in opposition to Bill 45 and 46!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Where: Alberta Legislature Gallery
4th Floor, Legislature Building
(10800 - 97 Avenue NW, Edmonton)
Tonight will likely be our last chance to take a united stand in the legislature gallery against anti-union bills 45 and 46. Both bills passed second reading yesterday evening and will be debated in the legislature tonight.
We expect that the PC government will use its majority to force the bills through tomorrow. This is our opportunity to fill the legislature gallery and mark our presence in opposition to these bills. Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive at the legislature building for 7:30 p.m. and proceed to the 4th floor gallery security desk to get your seat.
About the Bills:
Bill 45, or the “Public Sector Services Continuation Act,” infringes on protected rights, such as the right to freely associate and free speech. Under the bill any person could be fined $500 for making a “strike threat” anywhere, any time.
Bill 46, or the “Public Service Salary Restraint Act” would impose a legislated wage freeze on Alberta’s public sector workers. An imposed “wage freeze” would actually amount to a wage rollback as public sector workers stand to lose at least 6.1 per cent of their pay cheques to inflation. This legislation is not only uncalled for and unfair, it's likely unconstitutional.
For more background information on the bills, take a look at our FAQ: http://www.afl.org/index.php/Reports/frequently-asked-questions-on-bills-45-and-46.html
For more information, please contact Ishani Weera, AFL Organizer at 780.483.3021 or firstname.lastname@example.org