Wage talks could be delayed again due to Alberta government appeal: AUPE

The head of Alberta’s largest union says arbitration wage talks are to resume next Wednesday for 60,000 workers following a successful court challenge. But Guy Smith, head of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, says the decision timeline is up…

Alberta health workers march outside University Hospital, protesting Bill 9

A group of Alberta Health Services employees protested the provincial government’s Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act outside the University of Alberta hospital on Monday. Demonstrators held signs that read: “Bill 9 disrespects hard-working Albertans,” “Proud of my job. Fighting…

Watch: AUPE members picket at Leduc hospital against Bill 9

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) members held an information picket outside of Leduc Community Hospital to rally against the United Conservative Party government’s Bill 9 in Leduc, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Bill 9 — the Public Sector Wage…

Alberta finance minister tables bill to alter union deals, unions call it ‘significant betrayal’

The leaders of Alberta’s public sector unions promised Thursday to fight back after the province introduced a bill to strip away some bargaining rights from an estimated 200,000 workers. “This is a significant betrayal,” Heather Smith, head of the United…

Paintings by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier unveiled in Alberta legislature

Striking, kaleidoscopic art was unveiled at the Alberta legislature on Monday morning ahead of the throne speech. Indigenous artist Alex Janvier, 84, painted a diptych entitled Sunrise and Sunset that will be permanently featured in the legislative assembly chamber. READ MORE:…

18-day strike ends as Living Waters Catholic Schools support staff reach deal with employer

An 18-day strike by support staff at an Alberta school division has come to an end after the workers agreed to a new deal with their employer, according to their union. On Tuesday, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees said…

Parents say kids can’t attend school after dozens of support staff walk off the job in Whitecourt

Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees AUPE who work as support staff in Living Waters Catholic Schools walked off the job Friday. The group, with 120 employees in Whitecourt, Edson and Slave Lake, has been negotiating a new…