The UCP government issued their 4th provincial budget last week, and postsecondary students are getting dumped on. Again.
ULFA has already agreed to 3 years of wage freezes, and they’re proposing an increase in the final year of just one percentage point more than what the board is offering.
After 9 mediation sessions failed to make any significant headways in collective bargaining, ULFA may hold a strike vote in 2 weeks.
Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]
That number increases to more than $3.5 billion if you factor in inflation and population growth.
A voter sent me this question: What is your view on post secondary education? How will you support students and faculty? I’ve already seen the effects of budget cuts, and the semester hasn’t even started yet! I understand you spent some time at the U of L, so I’m curious if you will honor that […]
They expect $8 million more in revenue from tuition and fees this year than they received 2 years ago. Plus, they’ve already laid off over 100 faculty and staff.
The NDP had announced the new universities for Red Deer and Grande Prairie 3 years ago. They’re being replaced with polytechnics instead.
The Universities Academic Pension Plan late last year decided to switch fund managers for their public equity funds after AIMCO failed to meet benchmarks.
Last year, the UCP government spent nearly $4 million to a private firm to “renew and transform” post-secondary education. Here’s what $4 million got us.