The Alberta Worker

Why Alberta workers are abandoning retail

The Retail Council of Canada recently release a labour market study on Alberta’s retail sector, and there is some interesting information in there.

Lethbridge hit record drug deaths in 2023

During the first 6 months of 2023, the Alberta government recorded 81 opioid-related deaths in Lethbridge. During all of 2022, there were 79, the previous high.

Nursing care workers approve 4.25% raise

Calgary nursing care workers employed by Carewest had been without a contract for over 3 years and their last raise was back in 2016.

Fort McMurray aggregate workers get 5% wage increase

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.


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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.