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…

Judge grants union injunction against UCP government’s public sector wage bill: AUPE

Alberta’s largest union says a judge has ruled that wage arbitration hearings for ten of thousands of public sector workers can go ahead sooner rather than later. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says Justice Eric Macklin has granted its…

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…

‘Furious’ health care workers protest Alberta government’s Bill 9 in Calgary

Hundreds of health care support workers took a stand against the Alberta government’s plan to put off wage negotiations in Calgary on Wednesday. READ MORE: Alberta nurses launching legal challenge of province’s wage arbitration bill AUPE union workers and allies…

Alberta finance minister won’t guarantee delayed union arbitration will occur

Alberta’s finance minister won’t promise that 180,000 public sector workers will still get their legally mandated wage arbitration hearings if they don’t happen as planned this fall. Travis Toews declined to make the commitment when asked by reporters Wednesday. But…

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:…

Former employees allege culture of bullying inside Alberta public service

A former government of Alberta employee says she was bullied and harassed at her job inside the department of energy for months, and when she complained, she was sent home on administrative leave. With 20 years of experience working in…