WHO WE ARE
Chivers Carpenter is a firm of union-side labour lawyers who restrict our practices to labour, employment, administrative and human rights law.
The lawyers of Chivers Carpenter represent labour organizations and workers in all levels of court and facets of labour relations, human rights, administrative, professional regulatory and employment law.
Phone: (780) 439–3611
NEW Legislation on Essential Services
Alberta’s new essential services legislation was introduced on March 15, 2016. The proposed legislation reinstates the right to strike for publicly-funded workers who perform “essential services” in Alberta, but parties must first negotiate the conditions to any job action through an “essential services agreement”. The legislation aims for a balance between the right to strike and the need to protect the services whose disruption might jeopardize the life, personal safety or health of the public.