Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

The Supreme Court won’t hear a case involving the rights of public-sector workers in Alberta in a labour dispute with the province’s government. The high court was deciding whether to hear an appeal of a decision made six months ago…

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…

Health-care worker unions dismayed at AHS report’s push for privatization

Privatizing services and facilities currently run by Alberta Health Services as recommended in a report released Monday will cost more and could deteriorate the quality of patient care, worker groups say. United Nurses of Alberta president Heather Smith. Postmedia, file…

Arbitrator decides some Alberta public sector workers will get raise; UCP says job cuts possible

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2020 9:55 pm Updated January 31, 2020 9:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s largest public sector union says an independent arbitrator…

Edmontonians attend ‘Resistance Town Hall’ amid fears of major cuts to Alberta’s public sector workforce

As fears grow among Alberta’s public sector unions over the potential for what they say could be thousands of job cuts looming, a large gathered at Edmonton’s MacEwan University on Monday night to discuss their concerns with the direction Premier…

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees bracing for up to 5,900 government job cuts

Alberta’s largest public sector union says the government plans to cut up to 5,900 positions as part of its plan to balance the province’s budget by the 2022-23 fiscal year. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the layoffs would…

Vegreville rallies after 52 seniors centre workers given layoff notices: ‘This is not good news’

A protest took place Monday afternoon in Vegreville, after 52 Alberta Union of Provincial Employees who work at the Century Park supportive living centre were issued layoff notices. The centre is run by out-of-province private operator Optima Living Communities. The…