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.
Workers voted 76% in favour of the new agreement, after being without an agreement for over 6 months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last 10 years, Alberta’s housing costs have increased faster than wages. In fact, the difference between the two was worse than that seen in 8 other provinces.