LCOP MEDIA ADVISORY: Labour leaders at legislature to show opposition to pension bills

EDMONTON – Despite months of protests, and despite all opposition parties uniting against the proposals, the Government is moving forward on controversial public‐sector pension legislation today.

The union leaders representing the vast majority of the workers who will be affected by the legislation will be on hand at the Legislature Rotunda today at 3:00 p.m. to show their opposition to the legislation that is being debated. The legislative session is expected to go late into the evening as opposition MLAs try to impede the legislation.


Leaders of Alberta’s Public‐Sector Unions will be available for comment on Bill 9 ‐Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act, 2014


3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Legislature Rotunda, 2nd Floor (10800 – 97 Ave. NW, Edmonton)


Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) President Gil McGowan Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) President Guy Smith Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Alberta President Marle Roberts United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) President Heather Smith



Olav Rokne, Communications Director, Alberta Federation of Labour at 780.289.6528 (cell) or via e-mail