CUPE Negotiator finds strength to bargain for members despite family tragedy

EDMONTON – For most parents, having a 35-year-old daughter with a terminal illness would make their job the last thing on their mind; however, CUPE Local 30 Business Agent Al Halaby found negotiating a collective agreement allowed him to focus on the future. With his daughter Adele hospitalized after complications from surgery, Halably’s wife quit her job to provide 24/7 care for their daughter. Although Halaby did not have this same option, CUPE Local 30 accommodated his hours of work so more »

Have your voice heard – Attend the Standing Committee Hearings!

Dear brothers and sisters, Thanks to you, together we have scored a victory protecting our pensions from an attack by the PC government.  We've forced them to back down on bills 9 and 10, but instead of scrapping the bills altogether they've been referred to committee. The Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future will be holding public hearings in June on this issue.  This is our chance to make our voices heard loud and clear: keep our pensions secure! We know that we can win this more »

Pension Update from the Alberta Labour Coalition on Pensions

  Campaign Update: Thank you! Together, we sent government back to the drawing board May 7, 2014 Good afternoon Pension Allies: We have great news to share. Because of all of your combined efforts, the Progressive Conservative government has gone back to the drawing board with their misguided pension legislation. Finance Minister Doug Horner issued a statement yesterday that Bill 9 (The Public-Sector Pension more »

Bills 9 and 10 taken off the Table for now by Alberta Government

Pension Update Press Release from the AFL...  NEWS RELEASE Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Public Mobilization Sends Conservatives  Back to Drawing Board on Pensions Government Hearings Provide Opportunity for Discussion of Real Retirement Security  EDMONTON – Contentious legislation that could ruin the retirement security of hundreds of thousands of Albertans is off the table … for now. Bills 9 and 10 — which respectively target public-sector and private-sector defined-benefit more »