The Alberta Worker

AB lost over 1,600 active small businesses under the UCP

Between August 2018 and August 2023, Alberta saw 550 fewer active business, the second largest decline seen by any province in Canada during that period. Nearly all of that decline was among businesses with fewer than 5 employees.

Alix factory workers begin contract negotiations

The workers, who are employed in the small village by Rahr Malting, are requesting better overtime pay, more holidays, and increases to parental leave and clothing allowance.

Most Canadian workers can’t afford to retire

86% of Canadian workers between 55 and 64 years old can’t afford to retire unless they make changes to their lifestyle. And the attack on unions is partly to blame.


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The Alberta Worker is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. Kim Siever is a member of The Canadian Association of Journalists.