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PRESS RELEASE: AFL’s McGowan responds to Senate vote for the Canadian Sustainable Jobs Act
Jun 20, 2024

Bill to protect workers in transition ready to become law EDMONTON – Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan celebrated the Senate’s passing of Bill C-50: Canadian Sustainable Jobs […]

STATEMENT: Alberta workers back capital gains changes and move towards tax fairness
Jun 18, 2024

Canada moves to make ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes EDMONTON – Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan responded to changes to the “inclusion rate” to the […]

STATEMENT: AFL’s McGowan salutes mine workers’ impact as coal-fired electricity ends in Alberta
Jun 18, 2024

Miners founded labour federation, provided crucial role in building Alberta communities EDMONTON – Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan made the following statement on the end of coal-fired […]

STATEMENT: AFL president responds to Labour Force Survey reported job losses
Jun 12, 2024

EDMONTON – Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) president Gil McGowan made the following statement in response to the release of the May 2024 Labour Force Survey by the Government of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Alberta falls further behind neighbours on wages
Jun 6, 2024

B.C. minimum wage now $2.40 an hour ahead of Alberta EDMONTON – Alberta’s minimum wage has now fallen further behind its neighbouring province. The Government of British Columbia raised theirs […]

PRESS RELEASE: New report showing collapse of Alberta living standards released by the Alberta Federation of Labour
May 18, 2024

CALGARY – The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) and Canada’s leading progressive economist, Dr. Jim Stanford, released a devastating new report, entitled “Alberta’s Disappearing Advantage”. The report details that wages […]