Farmworkers Need Help Navigating Bill 6’s Transition Period
By David Swann, Leader of the Alberta Liberal Opposition
The Alberta government has made and continues to make efforts to work with farm and ranch owners to adopt Bill 6. However, its implementation continues to be stalled by the legacy of a century of ‘wild west’ attitudes, and no guarantee of safe work standards or compensation for injury.
Farm and ranch workers remain financially vulnerable and unable to effectively contribute their knowledge and experience in this transition period, due to their lack of understanding of the new laws and difficulties in participating in consultations. At a time when their views and rights should be at the forefront, they remain vulnerable to owners who want no part of these changes.