This was the first time since last November that Alberta lost full-time jobs and the largest loss in full-time jobs since April 2020, one month into the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the UCP, Alberta has seen an increase of over 100,000 more payroll employees.
UFCW Local 401 claims the company was trying to compel workers into not unionizing and even went as far as demoting one of the primary organizers.
During the first 6 months of 2023, the Alberta government recorded 81 opioid-related deaths in Lethbridge. During all of 2022, there were 79, the previous high.
August 2023 marked 3 full years since the defunding of the Lethbridge supervised consumption site led to its closure. Responses by local EMS over the last year skyrocketed compared to previous years.
Even though Alberta saw an increase in over 13,500 active businesses in the past 3 years, the total number is still lower than what we had the month the UCP first took office.
For the first time in months, Alberta no longer has the 5th highest unemployment rate in the country.
One community saw its ER closed 11 times last month for a combined 242 hours.
Unionized workers employed by the Good Samaritan Society have been without a new contract for over 6 years. The mediator came back with recommendations that are better than nothing, but workers still can’t keep up with inflation.
The new contract promises a 7% wage increase over 4 years, following a 1.75% increase during the previous 3 years.