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Calgary retirement workers among lowest paid in Alberta

Nursing care and GSS workers and Walden House are among the lowest paid workers at AgeCare, and the employer refuses to change that.

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Alberta workers least likely to be unionized

New data from Statistics Canada shows that Alberta has the worst union coverage of all the provinces in the country.

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Work stoppages worsen under UCP

While the number of work stoppages under the UCP’s first 3 years in power has been the same under the NDP’s entire term, the number of workers affected and days missed has skyrocketed.

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Western Canada service rig drivers no longer need daily logs

After 2 years of lobbying from the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments, Transport Canada has finally conceded to exempting service rig convoy drivers from keeping daily logs.

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Tax cuts don’t create jobs. Higher worker wages creates jobs.

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 […]

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Corporate profits outpaced worker wages in Canada

Between 2012 and 2022, corporate profits in Canada have increased at nearly twice the rate that worker wages have.

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11 Alberta communities lost ER service in August

One other community had lost ambulatory care, a second lost urgent care centre services, and a third lost obstetrical care.

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Alberta lost 20,000 full-time jobs last month

That number increases to 25,000 if you look at just full-time workers who are women.

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Nisku boilermakers apply for union certification

This is the third unionization effort from the Boilermakers Local 146 this summer.

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Workers in Olds try to unionize senior care facility

The AUPE union is trying to have workers at this facility join with workers at other facilities owned by the same employer.