A new National Truth and Reconciliation Day statutory holiday was announced in September. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees alleges that some employers are choosing to not acknowledge it. According to AUPE, Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health and the Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) plan to either not give staff time off for the holiday or not pay them time and a half.
Vice-President with AUPE, Bobby-Joe Borodey, says they aren’t happy with the decision.
All three employers are still currently reviewing their terms and collective bargaining agreements before they proceed.