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Lethbridge EMS drug responses at highest level since Feb

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.

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Nursing care workers push back on wage freezes

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.

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6 Alberta communities lost ER service in October

One other community had lost ambulatory care.

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Edmonton hydrovac workers trying to unionize

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 28 October 2022 by Local 955 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 6 hydrovac workers employed by […]

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Over 120 Calgary nurses file for unionization

If successful, this will be the 7th facility unionized by United Nurses of Alberta under this employer.

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Nonprofit workers in Whitecourt file for unionization

This is the fourth unionization effort from CUPE this year.

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Lethbridge lost 23 more doctors since last Sept

The number of registered physicians in Lethbridge is at its lowest level since 2017.

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Lethbridge EMS drug responses last month 2nd highest Sep on record

Lethbridge EMS responded to the second lowest number of drug-related events during August 2022 than in any other August over the last 5 years, but the number of drug responses have increased in each of the last three months.

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Continuing care workers win contract after 1 day

The Fort Saskatchewan workers have been without a contract for 3.5 years.

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Q3 increase in AB doctors 2nd lowest in 7 years

Alberta saw an increase of 277 physician registrations in the third quarter of 2022. The 1.6% increase over the previous year is the second lowest increase since 2016.