Labour

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Created Additional Issues for Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a public health emergency. Uninsured individuals in Alberta and Canada are often denied access to health care and can face huge costs to get treatment.

In what way are Minimum Wage Increases and Changes to the Provincial Labour Code likely to affect Alberta's Economy?

Alberta’s minimum wage increased to $13.60 on Oct 1, 2017 and is scheduled for a further hike to $15 on Oct 1, 2018.

Are Temporary Foreign Workers Needed If There's No Labour Shortage?

Research indicate there is no evidence of a national labour shortage at present or into the foreseeable future, and furthermore, there are large groups of underutilized populations who could join the workforce or be more fully employed.

Alberta Federation of Labour: 100 Years of Promoting Unity... Will it Last?

Seeking better working conditions, representatives of all Alberta’s trade unions met, along with members of the recently (1909) formed United Farmers of Alberta (UFA), at a founding convention of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) in Lethbridge on July 14-15, 1912.

Back to the Future: Why Alberta needs more pioneer-style collective action and less American-style conservative ideology.

Back to the Future: Why Alberta needs more pioneer-style collective action and less American-style conservative ideology. Job loss; declining quality and accessibility of public services; environmental impact of development; and cut throat competition from abroad are the kinds of challenges Alberta faces as it moves into the second decade of the 21st century.

Don't send Alberta jobs down the pipeline!

Alberta is booming – yet “guest workers” are being sought instead of training young Albertans. Now Alberta energy companies are proposing to ship raw bitumen out of the province for refining.

Don't send Alberta jobs down the pipeline!

Alberta is booming – yet “guest workers” are being sought instead of training young Albertans. Now Alberta energy companies are proposing to ship raw bitumen out of the province for refining.