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NO FUN BEING YOUNG IN ALBERTA
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Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:13


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It’s not a good time to be a worker or a young person in Alberta. If you happen to be both, you’re really screwed. That’s because one of the first steps that the Jason Kenney United Con Party took was to slash the minimum wage for young workers by 13%, from $15 to $13 an hour, effective immediately.

It’s not a good time to be a worker or a young person in Alberta. If you happen to be both, you’re really screwed. That’s because one of the first steps that the Jason Kenney United Con Party took was to slash the minimum wage for young workers by 13%, from $15 to $13 an hour, effective immediately.

Kenney said he doesn’t understand the concern that some people expressed with paying young people less money. “Look—13 bucks an hour—that’s a heck of a lot more than zero bucks an hour.”

Kenney and the United Cons claim...

DEVIOUS DELAY
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Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:36

Unions condemn bill to shred union contracts and rule of law in Alberta

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THE FIX IS IN AND THEY KNOW IT. Alberta public service workers know conservative premier Jason Kenney is out to get them and shred their contracts. Even if he has to break the law to do it.

HSAA president Mike Parker and the leaders of Alberta’s largest public sector unions were at the legislature June 13 for the introduction of Bill 9

THE FIX IS IN AND THEY KNOW IT. Alberta public service workers know conservative premier Jason Kenney is out to get them and shred their contracts. Even if he has to break the...

WHIPSAWED
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Sun, 06/02/2019 - 10:35

Mill workers hope formal review will clear their air of sawdust and danger

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RYAN CLAY’S WORLD EXPLODED ON JANUARY 20, 2012. That was the day the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, British Columbia blew up and burned down. Ryan worked in the mill. Two of his workmates, Glenn Roche and Robert Luggi were killed. He and 19 others were injured.

Steve Dominic, injured in Babine mill explosion, joins rally to demand a public inquiry into negligence leading to sawmill explosions

RYAN CLAY’S WORLD EXPLODED ON JANUARY 20, 2012. That was the day the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, British...

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