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…

NDP calls for emergency debate on health care layoffs, Kenney says opponents treating budget cuts like the ‘the apocalypse’

December 2 2019 9:00am The NDP is calling for an emergency debate after it was revealed 500 full-time nursing positions would be eliminated over three years. However, as Kendra Slugoski explains, Premier Jason Kenney says the reaction to recent budget…

Alberta Health Services cutting hundreds of nursing positions: UNA and NDP

The Official Opposition shared a letter from Alberta Health Services’ lead negotiator to United Nurses of Alberta Friday, revealing AHS will be eliminating about 500 full-time equivalent positions over three years. The letter, dated Nov. 29, and sent to UNA’s…

Alberta nurses ‘very stressed’ on Day 3 of Connect Care launch: ‘There’s some issues’

The first wave of Alberta Health Services‘ new electronic system Connect Care was launched three days ago and health-care workers say there are still ongoing issues. “Connect Care is a huge undertaking,” said Marie-Therese Mageau, Local 301 union president with…

‘This affects everybody’: Lethbridge officials frustrated with proposed public sector wage rollbacks

While thousands of public sector workers in Lethbridge are taking the brunt of the UCP government’s proposed pay cutbacks, some say it’s not just those employees that will feel the financial blow. On Tuesday, Alberta’s Finance Minister Travis Toews said…

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…

Alberta nurses launching legal challenge of province’s wage arbitration bill

The union representing Alberta’s nurses has instructed its legal team to launch a legal challenge of the United Conservative government’s Bill 9, arguing it’s a breach of contract and in violation of nurses’ Charter rights. Bill 9 imposes a delay…

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…

Alberta nurses accuse province of breach of contract in wage talks

The union representing Alberta’s nurses is accusing the province of breach of faith and breach of contract after the government successfully sought a delay in the latest round of wage negotiations. The United Nurses of Alberta says the province intervened…

Nurses raise concerns over staffing for future Calgary Cancer Centre

The Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC) is still years away from being completed, but there are already questions about how it will be run. Construction is well underway but past uncertainty has caused front-line workers to question the future of the…