Once a new collective agreement is negotiated and ratified, it’ll apply to over 300 workers.
If successful, this would affect 70 workers based out of Calgary.
The workers had been waiting for almost 3 years for a new contract.
Calgary nursing care workers employed by Carewest had been without a contract for over 3 years and their last raise was back in 2016.
August 2023 marked 3 full years since the defunding of the Lethbridge supervised consumption site led to its closure. Responses by local EMS over the last year skyrocketed compared to previous years.
The workers had been waiting since last December for a new contract.
This comes to less than 2% per year on average, which is less than the rate of inflation. As well, pension contributions have changed, with the employer no longer providing more than the worker.
At the end of 2014, capital expenditures in Canada’s oil and gas sector sat at nearly $21 billion. Today, it’s under $10.5 billion.
Even though Alberta saw an increase in over 13,500 active businesses in the past 3 years, the total number is still lower than what we had the month the UCP first took office.
The organization, which represents over 60,000 unionized construction workers in the private sector, is calling our bad labour practices by other unions.
For the first time in months, Alberta no longer has the 5th highest unemployment rate in the country.
One community saw its ER closed 11 times last month for a combined 242 hours.
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