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AB hits record oil levels, but with fewer workers

According to new Statistics Canada data, Alberta was producing record oil levels this summer. But they were doing it with thousands of fewer workers.

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Bank of Canada governor blames workers for inflation

And he thinks the solution is for more workers to lose their jobs.

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Edson bus drivers file for unionization

The union filing on behalf of these workers already represents similar workers at the employer’s Fort McMurray location.

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Nursing care workers push back on wage freezes

Nursing workers employed by Carewest have been without a contract for almost 2.5 years, and the employer is proposing 2 years of wage freezes, after 3 years of freezes in the last contract.

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Lethbridge Starbucks workers try to unionize again

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their latest new applications report and in it was a new application for unionization. The application was submitted on 1 November 2022 by Local 1-207 of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, also known as United […]

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AB wage growth among worst in Canada since 2019

Since August 2019, the month after the UCP implemented the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta had the second worst wage growth in Canada.

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Over 8,000 Alberta women lost their job last month

Alberta gained 14,000 full-time jobs overall, but that was barely enough to cover the loss of 13,100 seen in August.

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6 Alberta communities lost ER service in October

One other community had lost ambulatory care.

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AB saw worst payroll employee growth under Job Creation Tax Cut

Since August 2019, the month after the UCP implemented the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta has increased its payroll employees by less than a percent, the worst performance of any province.

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Edmonton hydrovac workers trying to unionize

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their latest new applications report and in it was a new application for unionization. The application was submitted on 28 October 2022 by Local 955 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 6 hydrovac workers employed by […]