Information for trade unions and occupational associations when they are representing employees

This section of the website provides information for trade unions and occupational associations when representing employees in matters related to human rights in the workplace. This website also offers information about the protected area of membership in trade unions, employers' organizations or occupational associations.

The Alberta Human Rights Act defines:

  • trade union: an organization of employees formed for purposes that include the regulation of relations between employees and employers.
  • occupational association: an organization other than a trade union or employers' organization in which membership is a prerequisite to carrying on any trade, occupation or profession.

This section includes information about:

Revised: February 5, 2010


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