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New AB budget continues UCP war on students

The UCP government issued their 4th provincial budget last week, and postsecondary students are getting dumped on. Again.

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Why is the U of L board limiting faculty pay raises?

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.

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U of L faculty association may hold strike vote on 1 Feb

After 9 mediation sessions failed to make any significant headways in collective bargaining, ULFA may hold a strike vote in 2 weeks.

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U of L has lost over $16M in provincial grant under UCP government

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.

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UCP promise U of A, U of C $18M for research, but there’s a catch

$12 million in research funding sounds like a good thing, but context is always important.

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U of L staffing levels increase by 3 persons a year over the last decade

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.

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More permanent layoffs possible at University of Lethbridge this fall

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 […]

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Why the UCP are investing $40M into postsecondary infrastructure

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.

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Lethbridge College gets $3.35M to upgrade heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced last week that they’ll be giving Lethbridge College over $3 million for upgrading work.

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U of L gets $20M to upgrade 50-year-old heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced earlier this week that they’ll be giving the University of Lethbridge $20 million for upgrading work.