Since June 2019, the month before the UCP implemented the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta has increased its payroll employees by less than 2%, the second worst performance of any province. Yet its population grew by 4.57%.
If approved, this will make 5 years of wage freezes over the last 6 years.
Single parent families in Alberta saw the lowest increase in wages, compared to similar families in the other provinces.
Workers voted 76% in favour of the new agreement, after being without an agreement for over 6 months.
The workers had voted 96% and 94% in favour of striking during two strike votes held earlier this year, after being 2 years with no contract.
This marks 12 workers that have now come forward this year accusing Starbucks of unionbusting in Lethbridge.
The union filing the application already represents part-time instructors at Athabasca University.
The new plant will increase natural gas consumption in Alberta.
The federal government is getting in on the deal, too, propping up the American company by an additional $300 million.
Lethbridge EMS responded to the second highest number of drug-related events during October 2022 than in any other October over the last 5 years, building on an upward trend that started in June.