Committees

Child Care Committee

This Committee will develop recommendations to government on how Alberta can lead the way in establishing a universal early learning and child care program. The Committee will continue developing clear “policy asks” for the Alberta government. The group will work with the AFL officers and staff on an aggressive lobby campaign of government MLAs, and assist the AFL in the continued promotion and development of the Fair Start campaign (a public advocacy campaign aimed at popularizing the many benefits of a universal early-childhood care and education program).

Education Committee

Reporting to executive council, the Education Committee evaluates and makes recommendations on a wide range of events and programs that are designed to provide union members with the skills they need to be more effective union activists. In particular, the Committee provides member unions an opportunity to provide feedback and guidance about the AFL’s Annual School and the AFL Kids’ Camp. This feedback to the Alberta Federation of Labour is given through executive council.

Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement and Acceptance (IDEA) Committee

This Committee will be a place to discuss and advise on issues around inclusion, diversity, engagement and acceptance. This Committee will also deal with the relevant equity resolutions passed at the 2019 AFL convention.

OHS/WCB Committee

The Health and Safety/WCB Committee has worked over the past three years to develop recommendations to government for changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, the Workers’ Compensation Act and other pieces of legislation and regulation dealing with workplace health and safety. This Committee will continue the work as changes in legislation and policy are rolled out by the new government. They may also develop recommendations dealing with other pieces of legislation and regulation that relate to workplace health and safety.

Organizing Committee

Given the recent amendments to the Labour Relations Code with more expected to come, this Committee will work to seize opportunities to organize unorganized workers. The working group will bring together representatives from affiliates who work on organizing non-unionized workers.

Political Action Committee

Reporting to executive council, the Political Action Committee evaluates and makes recommendations on how to promote rank-and-file participation in civic, provincial and federal elections. The committee also provides advice on engaging members to oppose privatization, contracting out and deregulation. This feedback to the Alberta Federation of Labour is given through executive council.