AFL Lunch & Learn
Topic: Alberta’s Freedom of Information system to access information from public bodies
Friday, June 28, 2013
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) - Meeting Hall
10654 – 101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 2S1
• Empower staff and activists from affiliated unions
• Engage staff and activists in order to strengthen inter-personal ties within the labour movement
• The workshop is free, including lunch
RSVP by Wednesday, June 19 to Karen Painchaud at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate any dietary restrictions
The budget document includes a chart showing that every U.S. state is ahead of Alberta in collecting a fair share. The measurement used – called Combined Royalty and Tax Measure (CRTM) – is a composite of various forms of revenue collection and is a widely used measurement for the public share of oil and gas revenue.
FROM LAST RESORT TO FIRST CHOICE: How the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is flooding the market, not filling a need
During the recession, Alberta lost tens of thousands of jobs. Yet, we brought in tens of thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers. In 2011, the economy recovered and began creating jobs. But there was a Temporary Foreign Worker present in Alberta for three of every four jobs created.
Over the past four years, Alberta has brought in thousands more Temporary Foreign Workers than jobs created. This report – the latest in a series by the Alberta Federation of Labour on the Temporary Foreign Worker program – shows there is no need for the TFW program. Thousands of Albertans are out of work or involuntarily working part-time. The evidence is stark: Alberta
employers are bringing in more TFWs than are needed to fill the new jobs the economy is creating. This report shows what we have known for some time: while there are shortages in select few trades or skills, there is no economy-wide labour shortage in Alberta. There is a shortage of people willing to work for less, and that is why Alberta continues to bring in thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers every year, even when the economy sheds jobs.
This document, FOIP A-2012-00448 SS_ALMOs under the TFW program_2013Feb04, obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour through an Access to Information request, lists all approved TFW applications in the first eight months of the new Accelerated Labour Market Opinion (ALMO) process.