Tagged Labour

Faculty association surprised by revised labour legislature

By Saima Asad, May 30 2017 — The NDP government passed Bill 7: An Act to Enhance Post-Secondary Bargaining on May 4 amid ongoing negotiations between the University of Calgary and the U of C Faculty Association (TUCFA). The legislation came as a surprise to TUCFA. “We’re pretty astonished that a so-called labour-friendly government would do this…

University food workers unionize successfully

By Kate Jacobson, April 6 2016 — Aramark employees at the University of Calgary voted to unionize their workplace on March 24 and 29. Once certified, the union becomes the sole bargaining agent for the workplace, regardless of which company operates it. Aramark runs food vendors, operates the residence Dining Centre and provides catering services on…

University’s food workers push for unionization

By Kate Jacobson, March 15 2016 — Aramark employees at the University of Calgary are applying to unionize with the UFCW Local 401. Aramark runs food vendors, operates the residence Dining Centre and provides catering services on campus. The union filed their application with the Alberta Labour Relations Board on March 4. Union organizer Joe…

Public-sector pension bill removed from legislature

Chris Adams, May. 14, 2014 — A bill proposing controversial changes to public sector pensions, including those affecting University of Calgary support staff, left the Alberta legislature last week and will enter a public hearing process for review over the summer. Bill 9 — also known as the Public Sector Pension Plans Amendment Act —…

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