Wages for these workers have fallen 12 points behind inflation over the last 5 years.
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The workers had been without a new contract for over 3 years.
The workers at this location haven’t had a new contract in over 5 years.
Although Alberta workers enjoy the highest wages in the country, they haven’t been keeping up with inflation. And it’s worsened over the last 4 years.
For a long time, Alberta workers have been able to enjoy higher wages than those in the rest of the country. It seems as though that’s changing.
Alberta workers less likely to be unionized
According to recent Statistics Canada data, Alberta workers had the lowest union coverage in Canada under both the NDP and UCP governments.
Last year, workers employed with Strathcona County rejected a tentative agreement reached by the union and the employer. The two parties are presenting a new contract, after having gone to mediation.
Lethbridge EMS responded to the second highest number of drug-related events last month than in any other April over the last 5 years.
Another community lost ambulatory care twice.
During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta workers with union coverage were less likely to lose their jobs than those without union coverage.