Bill 7: What has Changed for
Alberta's Academic Workers?
Recently, workers employed at post-secondary academic institutions in Alberta pondered two important issues. One, was how could the Post-Secondary Learning Act (PSLA), which governs Alberta’s universities, colleges, and technical institutes, be revised to more favour the workers’ interests, in light of the fact that the workers now had to be granted the right to strike. The other related issue was whether Alberta’s academic workers should stay under the PSLA, which is a universities act to which an anti-democratic labour relations regime has been grafted, or move under the provincial Labour Relations Code (LRC), as is the case in the other nine provinces?