Compared to the other 9 provinces in Canada, Alberta saw the smallest increase in the number of university-educated workers employed in the province, since the UCP gained power.
Plus, we’re spending less now than we were 10 years ago, the second worst performance in the country.
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.
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.
$12 million in research funding sounds like a good thing, but context is always important.
During the same 10-year period, the University of Lethbridge saw enrolment increase by 747 students, a 9.1% increase, but only 30 new employees, a 2.6% increase.
This past May, the University of Lethbridge president and Local 053 of the Alberta Union of Public Employees signed a letter of understanding that set the parameters of definite layoff for unionized university support staff. The letter has an expiration date of 1 November 2020. A major part of the LOU was modifying section 31.3 […]
The government will be shelling out over $39M for 6 projects. They claim the projects will lead to 228 jobs. But there are 3 things to keep in mind.