“If policy-makers are serious about meaningfully addressing the unacceptably high toll of workplace injuries, the first step is to take greater responsibility for ensuring the public understands the reality of how, where, and why workers are being injured and killed at work.” — Jason Foster and Bob Barnetson, co-authors Buried and Forgotten
Report reveals there have been only four prosecutions related to teen employment in Alberta since 2000 despite lack of oversight, investigation and enforcement of regulations.
Edmonton (10 Sept. 2015) — A new study released by Parkland Institute raises concerns about the safety and unfair working conditions of many young people across Alberta. The Institute has found that many Alberta teens are working in prohibited occupations or face unsafe workplaces, and that the provincial government has failed to effectively enforce the employment regulations in place to protect them.
New report from Parkland Institute sees ban on corporate, union donations to parties only a start. Says that comprehensive reform is needed to take money out of Alberta politics.
Changes in Alberta's tax regime have actually increased taxes on lower-income Albertans, with the province's women hit hardest.
New report accuses Alberta government of playing politics instead of acting to protect the province's farm workers.
Shows strong correlation between unions and better wages, improved workplace safety, and greater equality.