All workers in Alberta are protected by minimum employment standards, setting rules such as the minimum hourly wage or the maximum number of hours you can work.
However, it can be difficult for individual workers to hold employers to even these minimum standards, and there’s nothing stopping an employer from letting you go at any time no matter how long you’ve worked there or how good your performance has been.
Only unionized workers can negotiate legally binding contracts that their employers must uphold. AUPE members are not alone when they have a problem at work, and members can access a wide range of benefits and services. Click here to learn more about the benefits of joining.
Every worker in Alberta has the legally protected right to choose to join a union. When you decide you want to join AUPE, Alberta’s labour laws protect you.
It is illegal for your employer to:
You have the legal right to:
You have the right to a voice in your workplace, so that you and your coworkers can improve your wages and working conditions and build a better life for yourself and your family.
If you feel like your rights have been violated during an organizing drive, call your AUPE Organizer immediately at 1-855-930-3401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.