This release was issued under a previous government.

“We are disappointed by the decision handed down in the Court of Queen’s Bench. We believe the judgment contained errors in both fact and law. As a result we are appealing the decision.”

“A negotiated settlement that is fair to employees and taxpayers is —and always has been — our preferred option. We’re encouraged that talks have been ongoing all week and both the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and the government have agreed to continue negotiations.”

“The Public Service Salary Restraint Act was passed by the Legislature with the intention of getting AUPE back to the negotiating table, and that has happened.”

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Labour legislation aims to restart negotiations with union (Nov 27, 2013)