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For Immediate Release | May 21, 2014

Unions critical to well-being of all Albertans: new study

Strong correlation with better wages, improved workplace safety, and greater equality

A new study released this morning by the Parkland Institute recommends that the Alberta government should step back from its current moves to reduce unionization and restrict collective bargaining, as labour unions play an important role in improving wages, improving workplace safety, and reducing inequality across the province.

by David Campanella, Bob Barnetson, Angella MacEwen | read more »

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Tagged with: unions | wages | worker health and safety
For Immediate Release | March 07, 2012

Alberta’s Wage Gap Still Highest in Canada

New fact sheet shows status of Alberta women lagging behind the rest of the country

A new fact sheet released this morning, on the eve of International Women’s Day, by the U of A’s Parkland Institute in conjunction with the Alberta College of Social Workers shows that Alberta continues to lag behind the rest of the country in terms of women’s equality, wages, and family-related benefits and services.

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Tagged with: inequality | wages | women
Op-eds | January 25, 2009

Solution to our economic woes lies in boosting wages of workers

Easing social inequality, not tax cuts and credit, the key to recovery

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is said to be contemplating a mix of infrastructure spending and tax cuts in his upcoming budget, while also pressuring banks to loosen their purses. The fact is that all three fail to recognize the role social inequality has played in the current economic crisis.

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Tagged with: economics | inequality | neoliberalism | spending cuts | stimulus | tax cuts | wages

 

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