Bill 9 Information Pickets Held Across Alberta in “Summer of Action”
Lethbridge, August 19,2019
The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees organized a Summer of Action with militant pickets at hospitals and other workplaces to oppose the Kenny government’s anti-worker Bill 9. The workers said No! to Bill 9 and the Kenney government’s attacks on their rights and on the public services essential to the people of Alberta. Thousands of workers participated in the pickets at hospitals in Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Lacombe, Lamont, Leduc, Lethbridge, Tofield, Two Hills, Stony Plain, Vegreville, and Wetaskiwin.
Members of the United Nurses of Alberta, Health Sciences Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees who also represent workers in the hospitals joined the pickets in large numbers. Workers from many other unions also joined in. Workers poured out of their workplaces during the lunch hour to join the pickets. They expressed their determination to defend their rights and the public services they provide against the anti-social offensive of the Kenney government. With one voice, the workers said No! to the government’s dictate and contempt for the rule of law and workers’ rights. They said Yes! to their right to a say on their wages and working conditions. The large turnout and militancy of the summer actions expressed the determination of workers to defend their rights and not accept government dictate.
Misericordia Mospital, Edmonton, August 30, 2019
Yellowhead, August 16, 2019
Cold Lake, August 10, 2019
Calgary, July 31, 2019
Red Deer, July 29, 2019