Alberta

Alberta unions call for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown, province-wide mask mandate and a ‘zero-COVID’ strategy to address mounting COVID-19 crisis

News Release Alberta unions call for ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown, province-wide mask mandate and a ‘zero-COVID’ strategy to address mounting COVID-19 crisis The Kenney government is “leading our province over a cliff,” says AFL EDMONTON – The leaders of unions representing more than 175,000 working Albertans have unanimously passed a detailed resolution calling for urgent action from the … Continue reading

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Report vindicates Albertans who rallied against Redford’s attack on public sector pensions

News Release News Release Report vindicates Albertans who rallied against Redford’s attack on public sector pensions Edmonton – Albertans can add one more item to the long list of things that Alison Redford was wrong about. This summer, Alberta’s largest pension plan – the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP), which provides pension coverage to nearly … Continue reading

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Migrant worker exploitation case shows why TFWP must be election issue in the fall

News Release Migrant worker exploitation case shows why TFWP must be election issue in the fall An Ontario fish processing plant manager has been found liable for the sexual exploitation of two migrant workers who were employed under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). The two workers were awarded $200,000 in damages by the Ontario … Continue reading

`Temporary Foreign Worker program must be ended in a manner that respects the rights of workers’, says AFL
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`Temporary Foreign Worker program must be ended in a manner that respects the rights of workers’, says AFL

News Release Temporary Foreign Worker program must be ended in a manner that respects the rights of workers EDMONTON – The moratorium on Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in the food service sector is a first step towards ending the program, but something needs to be done to help TFWs who are already in the country. … Continue reading