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Description: The Alberta Federation of Labour is urging the provincial government to bring in a law that would require retail employers to have a minimum of two employees on late-night shifts.

Source: Global News

Date: 12/18/2015


Related links:

Edmonton Sun story
Edmonton Journal story
Alberta Federation of Labour
The B.C. law protecting gas station workers
Alberta labour ministry
Alberta justice ministry

Questions for discussion:

• What does the Alberta Federation of Labour say the proposed law should require?
• Consult your text: what is the role of a labour federation?
• Given that most retail employees working night shifts alone do not belong to unions, why do you think the AFL is asking for this law?
• Have you or anyone you know ever worked a solo night shift?
• What do you think about the AFL’s proposal?