Status: Bill 9 received Royal Assent on June 28, 2019
Ministry responsible: Treasury Board and Finance


Bill 9: The Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act will postpone wage reopener arbitration hearings until after October 31, 2019. This affects 24 collective agreements, covering about 180,000 public sector employees.

Postponing the hearings will give government more time to fully understand Alberta’s economic situation and consider advice from the MacKinnon “Blue Ribbon” Panel.

Key details

Bill 9 will:

  • postpone the start of arbitration hearings until after October 31, 2019
  • temporarily suspend hearings that are already underway until October 31, 2019

Next steps

Bill 9 took effect on June 28, 2019.