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HSAA workers approve new collective agreement

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%.

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Inflation increasing twice as fast as wages in Alberta

Over the last 7 years, the average weekly wage in Alberta has increased at half the rate as inflation.

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UCP finance minister bumps pay for pension investment execs

Travis Toews approved wage increases for AIMCo executives that were as high as 39%.

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AB hourly workers making 15¢/hr more than in 2020

On average, wages for all Alberta workers are up by more than $35 a week. But most of that increase is with salaried workers.

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Saskatchewan MP hiring nanny for basically min. wage

The husband of the MP for Battlefords–Lloydminster recently posted a job ad for a nanny, offering 19¢ more than minimum wage.

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Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs were paid $1.1B in 2020

Alberta saw 9 CEOs cut from the top 100 list, compared to 2019.

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Increasing wages in Alberta doesn’t lead to higher inflation

Or more specifically, there is far more at play regarding inflation than just wages.

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Alberta’s gender wage gap highest in Canada

Employment statistics recently released by Stats Canada showed that Alberta men made nearly $6 more an hour than women in November 2021.

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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

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 […]

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New report claims living wage for Lethbridge family of 4 is $15 an hour

Alberta Living Wage Network calculated that a Lethbridge family of 4 could cover their living needs if both parents were working full-time and making $15 an hour.