After just 1 week after one of Danielle Smith’s former Wildrose MLAs registered as a lobbyist for a Banff-based holding company trying to get a rail line built, Smith started advocating for the very thing the lobbyists were lobbying for.
According to new Statistics Canada data, Alberta was producing record oil levels this summer. But they were doing it with thousands of fewer workers.
And he thinks the solution is for more workers to lose their jobs.
The union filing on behalf of these workers already represents similar workers at the employer’s Fort McMurray location.
Nursing workers employed by Carewest have been without a contract for almost 2.5 years, and the employer is proposing 2 years of wage freezes, after 3 years of freezes in the last contract.
Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their latest new applications report and in it was a new application for unionization. The application was submitted on 1 November 2022 by Local 1-207 of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, also known as United […]
Since August 2019, the month after the UCP implemented the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta had the second worst wage growth in Canada.
Alberta gained 14,000 full-time jobs overall, but that was barely enough to cover the loss of 13,100 seen in August.
One other community had lost ambulatory care.
Since August 2019, the month after the UCP implemented the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta has increased its payroll employees by less than a percent, the worst performance of any province.