Family confirms worker shocked at future Edmonton-area Amazon warehouse has died

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 19, 2020 2:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A worker who suffered an electric shock at the site of a future Amazon warehouse…

Government seeking one per cent rollback from public sector employees

The government wants social workers, court employees, correctional officers and other provincial employees to take a one per cent wage cut followed by three years of wage freezes, their union president said. Finance Minister Travis Toews has said there’s no…

Alberta’s UCP government wants 24,000 public sector workers to take pay cut

Alberta is asking about 24,000 government staff, including sheriffs and social workers, to take a pay cut in their next contract — something their union says is being done out of spite. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the…

Labour group, Opposition blast UCP changes to workplace health and safety committees

Alberta employers will no longer be required to have an occupational health and safety (OHS) committee at every worksite, come Jan. 31. Workers sort recycling at Edmonton Waste Management Centre in December 2017. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Alberta employers will…

Kenney government survey seeks Albertans’ input on potential employment rule changes

Posted November 14, 2019 6:06 pm Updated November 14, 2019 6:12 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Albertans will be able to take part in a survey this month that the…

Alberta Budget 2019: UCP earmarks money for First Responders and Heroes Fund

The Alberta government is promising $9 million over three years to implement a fund to help families of first responders who die as a result of their job. While the provincial budget reduces overall spending in the Labour ministry (from…

Nurses union files labour relations board complaint over new government mandate

Travis Toews (Alberta Minister of Finace and President of Treasury Board) introduced two pieces of legislation on Monday October 28, 2019 to begin the process of implementing Budget 2019 and getting Alberta’s finances back on track. (PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/POSTMEDIA)…

Steep union pay hike requests ‘out of touch with reality,’ premier says

As government seeks to cut public sector wages, about 65,000 unionized Alberta government and health-care workers are seeking one-year pay raises between 6.5 and 7.85 per cent, says the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). Travis Toews, President of Treasury…

Government will seek two per cent wage cuts from broad swath of public sector workers

AUPE president Guy Smith. David Bloom/Postmedia The Alberta government will seek two-to-five per cent wage rollbacks in arbitration with the vast majority of public employees, the province’s finance minister said Tuesday. Condemnation of the move came swiftly from the opposition…