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…

Alberta can delay wage arbitration talks with unions, Appeal Court says

The Alberta Court of Appeal has set aside an injunction that stopped the government from delaying wage arbitration for thousands of public-sector employees. A judge granted the injunction in July when the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees challenged new legislation…

Alberta unions react to provincial panel saying savings to be found in health, education

Union leaders are speaking out after a provincial panel said Alberta is overspending on things like health and education. As Sarah Komadina explains, unions are worried about what the recommendations means for their membership and their relationship with the government.

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…