Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is looking for nominations for people to sit as members of one of six working groups in the next phase of consultations on the Enhanced Pprotection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

The six technical working groups will develop recommendations to the government on how employment standards, occupational health and safety, and labour relations requirements should be applied to farm and ranch workers considering the unique needs in the agriculture sector.

“Farming is more than a job, it’s a way of life, and this government recognizes that," says Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. "These technical working groups will provide an opportunity for a broad and diverse range of voices from the farming and ranching sector to ensure their way of life is preserved, while at the same time ensuring waged workers come home safely at the end of each day.”

The nomination process will identify representatives from the agricultural sector, labour groups, and technical experts. Each working group will be chaired by an independent and impartial individual with demonstrated mediation, consensus, and board governance experience.

Additional information and nomination forms for working group membership are available online on the Farm and Ranch Workplace Legislation website.