Alberta’s unemployment rate was lower than just 3 other provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador (10.1%), New Brunswick (8.1%), and Nova Scotia (6.7%).
85% of the workers who participated in the strike vote voted in favour of striking, should it become necessary during negotiations.
For over a decade, Canada’s largest rail companies have been bringing in more profit while expecting workers to work harder.
The company claims they need the temporary foreign workers because of a national labour shortage, but the union representing workers say the shortage is self-inflicted because of low wages.
Instead, Alberta has seen the worst wage growth performance in Canada since June 2019, the month before the UCP government cut the tax on corporate profits by 33%.
We’ve seen the worst performance of all the provinces in Canada. So much for being the economic engine of Canada.
This may come as a shock to some people, but it appears that the federal Liberal government is doing a pretty horrible job of shutting down Alberta’s oil and gas industry.
And that’s on top of wage adjustments of between 1% and 3%.
PEI grew their workforce 16.59 times faster than Alberta, despite having a corporate income tax rate that was double of what Alberta has.
In a meeting of Lethbridge City Council last month, the mayor and all 8 members of city council unanimously approved a new 4-year contract for the workers employed at the The City of Lethbridge Water Treatment Plant. Their previous contract is set to expire at the end of this month. The workers, which belong to […]