A packed day of convention ended with a rousing speech from Labour Minister Christina Gray and a moderated panel between Minister Gray and Minister Shaye Anderson.
After a welcome to Treaty Six Territory from Elder Maxx Yellowdirt, a morning of greetings, and an address from AFL President Gil McGowan; the afternoon of convention turned to updates on the AFL in Action and vibrant debate on important policy resolutions.
To close day one of convention we had a fantastic speech from Labour Minister Christina Gray where she re-committed to protecting public services, and reforming Alberta's outdated workplace legislation. This was followed by a moderated panel between her and Minister Shaye Anderson before adjourning for a reception with many MLAs from the provincial government.
Head over to Facebook to see our album of photos from day one of convention: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ABFedLabour/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1506709079339918
To watch Minister Gray's address to convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=andFzLU0yq0
To watch Gil McGowan's address to convention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TclZs2z83eI&t=1735s
Thanks to Scott Lunny from USW for doing a fantastic job moderating the panel! And thank you to all of our Day One convention sponsors!:
- United Nurses of Alberta (UNA)
- United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) 401
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 424
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) 146
- Heat and Frost Insulators, Local 110
- CAUS Canadian Benefits Trust