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…

Government contemplates changes to management of more than 400,000 Alberta workers’ pension plans

The board managing nearly 82,000 current and retired Alberta teachers’ pensions has “deep concerns” about a government plan to pluck away control of investments and hand it to a Crown corporation, says a letter to the finance minister. Alberta Finance…

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…

Alberta UCP asking arbitrators to cut public service pay by 2%

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 29, 2019 5:33 pm Updated October 29, 2019 5:38 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government is seeking wage rollbacks as binding…

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…

Opposition to Bill 9 continues with information picket at University of Lethbridge

Members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) continued to voice their opposition to Bill 9 in Lethbridge on Friday. AUPE members and allies banded together outside the University of Lethbridge to host an information picket and to protest…