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February 24, 2024

Alberta’s workforce is the lifeblood of our economy, contributing to the prosperity of the province. However, the disparity between the cost of living and the wages earned by many workers has widened, placing an increasing strain on families and hindering our ability to meet basic needs.

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, (CUPE) want a better future for Alberta workers. In our province, hardworking individuals are the backbone of our communities, yet they face the challenge of stagnant wages that fail to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

Over the last 10 years, inflation in Alberta has run at about 30% combined, but wages have not kept up. Not by a long shot. And with inflation at record levels, our wages continue to fall further behind.

Our waging ahead campaign is a call to action for better wages that reflect the dedication and hard work of every Alberta worker. By advocating for equitable compensation, we aim to uplift families, fortify communities, and bolster the economic resilience of our province.

As your researcher, I need to know more about how the cost of living is impacting you. Your responses will really help our campaign.

Please click here and take our 3 minute survey.

Jordana Feist, Research Representative CUPE

February 23, 2024

International Women’s Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement. This day gives focus to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

January 27, 2024

The theme for Black History Month 2024 is Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build

Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities.