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Aramark food workers’ union ratifies new contract

By Jason Herring, October 6 2017 — A union contract between Aramark and the workers’ union that represents its employees at the University of Calgary was ratified on Sept. 23. The contract will grant on-campus Aramark employees provisions like wage increases and employer-funded benefits. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 spent over…

Students’ Union vice-president external announces resignation

By Jason Herring, September 28 2017 — Shubir Shaikh has resigned from his position as the Students’ Union vice-president external, the SU announced Thursday morning. The resignation was for personal reasons. The vice-president external is the SU’s main representative to all levels of government. They lobby and advocate for student issues to government officials. The…

The Flames ending their arena pursuit is a political play

By Jason Herring, September 20 2017 — Seattle is building a new hockey arena. The city’s mayor recently agreed to a $600-million privately financed arena, set to open by 2020. This couldn’t be further from what happened last week in Calgary and that’s no coincidence. On Sept. 12, Calgary Flames CEO Ken King dropped a…

Outrage over public art unwarranted

By Jason Herring, September 5 2017 — Calgarians are mad about public art again. It’s been a few years since the city’s last public art-fueled outrage, with expensive projects like the Peace Bridge and the “Travelling Light” — the giant blue ring near the airport — attracting the most resentment. The culprit this time is the…

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