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“Farming is more than a job. It’s also a way of life, and this government recognizes that.” Oneil Carlier.

Have your say on employment standards and labour relations regulations

Two reports — one for employment standards, one for labour relations — will be available for public comment until April 3

Alberta farmers have asked to have their say on proposed new workplace safety rules — and the provincial government says they will now have their chance. The NDP government is asking Albertans to give their views on two reports on proposed employment standards and labour relations recommendations. Feedback will be accepted until April 3 online, […] Read more

Provincial grants available to reduce worker turnover

Workforce Development Initiative offers funding up to $25,000

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s 2015-16 Workforce Development Initiative is still accepting grant applications from employers interested in reducing their worker turnover or improving the productivity of their food processing or primary agriculture operation. “The retention grant provides a grant to cover 50 per cent of the costs of having a consultant develop a plan to […] Read more