Series - Labour issues research and analysis records

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Labour issues research and analysis records

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    • 1937-1995, predominant 1967-1995 (Creation)

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    30.95 m of textual records

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    The General Office of the Ministry of Trade and Industry was established in 1934. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1948.

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    The General Office of Industries and Labour was established in 1948. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1959.

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    General Administration was established in 1959. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1971.

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    Labour Research and Immigration was established by 1968. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1971.

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    The Planning Secretariat was established in 1971. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1975.

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    Labour Research was established in 1975. It become Planning and Research in 1981.

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    Planning and Research was established in 1981. It merged with Information Services in 1991.

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    Information Services was established in 1988. It became part of Information Management and Privacy in 1995.

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    Information Management and Privacy was established in 1995. It disbanded with the Ministry in 1999.

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    Scope and content

    The series consists of records related to policy analysis, planning, statistics and research pertaining to labour issues in Alberta. The files include general correspondence and press releases regarding research projects, minutes and correspondence regarding liaison activities with external organizations, background research materials from various sources about labour and human rights issues, labour statistics, labour standards survey returns, submissions and research papers regarding labour legislation, and case files regarding specific research projects.

    Arranged by project number, the case files typically consist of an assignment sheet indicating the parameters of the project, related correspondence, and the final results of the research project. The topics of the research include employment standards, absenteeism, collective bargaining and arbitration statistics, strikes and lockouts, right to work, arbitration methodologies, labour supply, apprenticeships, minimum wage, and the participation of women, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities in the workforce.

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    The records were acquired by direct transfer and through records schedules 1978/067, 1979/050, 1980/043, 1986/078, 1988/022, and 1988/173.


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        Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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        Subject to the Copyright Act. Permission for use required.

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        Includes accessions GR1973.0127, GR1980.0091, GR1982.0184, GR1987.0176, GR1989.0106, GR1989.0261, GR1989.0318, GR1990.0043, GR1990.0289, GR1990.0560, GR1991.0349, GR1992.0088, GR1992.0089, GR1993.0037, GR1993.0241, GR1994.0059, GR1997.0509, GR1997.0531, GR1998.0502, GR1998.0503, GR1999.0415, GR2000.0542, GR2000.0550, GR2000.0859, GR2001.0679, GR2001.0680, GR2001.0695. GR2003.0203. GR2004.0023, GR2009.0470, GR2018.1080, GR2018.1082, GR2018.1083, GR2018.1084, GR2018.1090, GR2018.1092, GR2018.1093, GR2018.1094, GR2018.1098, GR2018.1099, GR2018.1100, GR2018.1101, GR2018.1102, and GR2018.1103.

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            The scope and content is based on a review of the records and items on 1988/173.

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