Alberta’s Concrete Industry Concerned With The Impact Of Bill 30 On Job Creators
December 5, 2017 – The Government of Alberta has introduced Bill 30, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans. The legislation is currently being debated in the Legislative Assembly and is expected to be passed in the coming days, resulting in significant changes to the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards.
As a member of the ITF (Industry Task Force) Association and the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, Concrete Alberta’s members join the voices of industry from all sectors in Alberta to challenge the government on the proposed changes.
While there is room for improvement in the workers’ compensation system, Concrete Alberta urges the Government of Alberta to put Bill 30 on hold and take the time to engage in meaningful discussions with stakeholders regarding costs to employers and the specific measures needed to make required improvements. This will ensure the system's long term success.
Concrete Alberta is a not-for-profit industry association representing over 90 per cent of the concrete producers in Alberta, and is fully funded by the membership of producers, associates and affiliates. With a membership of approximately 300 businesses that employ over 10,000 workers across the province, Concrete Alberta is the recognized authoritative voice of the concrete industry in Alberta and has been serving the industry since 1962.
Dan Hanson, Executive Director