Single parent families in Alberta saw the lowest increase in wages, compared to similar families in the other provinces.
Since July 2019, the month when the UCP implemented their so-called Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta was one of only 2 provinces that saw its average wage increase by less than $100 a week.
We were the only province to see how much new hires were offered increase by less than $1 over the last 3 years.
Conservative politicians cut taxes so they can give their rich donors more money. After all, taxes are applied to profits, not revenue, and lower taxes means more profits. But that doesn’t sell well with the public, so they tell us that low taxes creates jobs. Except tax cuts don’t create jobs. Let me explain. Companies […]
Between 2012 and 2022, corporate profits in Canada have increased at nearly twice the rate that worker wages have.
Since June 2019, the last month before the UCP implemented their so-called Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta was one of only two provinces that saw its average wage increase by less than $100 a week.
When accounting for inflation and 5 years of wage freezes, this new contract will result in what amounts to an effective wage cut of over 15%.
Over the last 7 years, the average weekly wage in Alberta has increased at half the rate as inflation.
Travis Toews approved wage increases for AIMCo executives that were as high as 39%.
On average, wages for all Alberta workers are up by more than $35 a week. But most of that increase is with salaried workers.