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CUPE AB represents 40,000 muni, school, healthcare, PSE, and other workers across the province.
Mar 16 68 tweets 21 min read
1. THREAD

CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill @RoryGillAB is speaking today to the annual CUPE AB convention. This thread will capture his comments in real time. #alberta #ableg #abpoli #canlab @RoryGillAB 2. No matter what challenge the last two years have thrown at our members they overcome and so has our union. The proudest statement that I can make is that I am CUPE member.
Feb 25 13 tweets 23 min read
Thread: A bad budget from a bad government.

Alberta’s 22-23 budget is a master class of deception & gaslighting. It pretends to have a lot of good news, but page after page signals hardship for the province.

#alberta #ableg #abpoli #yyc #yeg #edmonton #calgary #yql 2. The UCP are claiming this is a good news budget because it forecasts a small surplus for the coming fiscal year. The surplus is 100% based on high gas & oil prices, which are not in the control of any government.
#alberta #ableg #abpoli #yyc #yeg #edmonton #calgary #yql
Jan 7 10 tweets 18 min read
1. BREAKING - Calgary long term care facilities to reduce staffing levels due to lack of funding

The 5th wave of the COVID pandemic has required higher staffing levels at most long term care facilities... #alberta #ableg #yyc #yeg #abpoli #calgary #covid19ab #ABHealth 2. ...some local operators are forced to reduce hours to make up for government funding gaps.

Our members working at Intercare Corporate Group Inc. are having their hours reduced and some positions eliminated.

#alberta #ableg #yyc #yeg #abpoli #calgary #covid19ab #ABHealth
Jul 29, 2021 8 tweets 13 min read
THREAD: Alberta fundraising totals – second quarter (April-June) 2021

UCP: $769,847
NDP: $1,515,420

#ableg #abpoli #alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql 2. Year to date totals (Jan-June) 2021

UCP: $1,361,445
NDP: $2,701,420

#ableg #abpoli #alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql
Mar 17, 2021 11 tweets 7 min read
#CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill addresses convention. Watch this feed for highlights. #ableg #ablabour #abpoli Gill: The theme of this year’s virtual convention is ‘Resilience, Solidarity and Power’ and I think that’s very appropriate. Now in #CUPE we always strive for clear language so when I hear those words I think “Never stop fighting, stick together, and win.” #abpoli #ablabour
Mar 15, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
1. SHORT THREAD

A lot of effort is being made to downplay recent #Alberta political polling.

It's important to look at a range of polls. Recent big leads for the NDP are not an isolated event.

#ableg #abpoli Image 2) The NDP lead is higher in polls with larger samples.

Few pollsters are prompting for Wildrose Independence Party, even though they are no doubt gaining traction.

#ableg #abpoli Image
Sep 14, 2020 6 tweets 14 min read
THREAD: It’s no surprise the UCP has dropped 15% since last year’s election. Look at the record.

#ableg #abpoli #Alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql #ymm #canmore #banff

angusreid.org/alberta-govern… 2. Kenney promised 50,000 new jobs, but lost 50,000 before the pandemic (and another 250,000 since).

#ableg #abpoli #Alberta #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql #ymm #canmore #banff

angusreid.org/alberta-govern…
Jun 23, 2020 6 tweets 11 min read
1. Be VERY clear, Jason Kenney is lying through his teeth about this.

Withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan would cost Alberta $133 Billion.

cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…

#ableg #abpoli #alberta #calgary #edmonton #yyc #yeg #yql 2. That’s TRIPLE the current provincial debt. Alberta would go from having the lowest debt to among the highest.

Why so much? Because doing so requires approval of 2/3 of the provinces. #ableg #abpoli #alberta #calgary #edmonton #yyc #yeg #yql
Nov 24, 2019 30 tweets 26 min read
THREAD.

In a recent tweet, Jason Kenney claims he is not cutting education funding. This thread is to quantify each school district's cuts, in real dollars, as they face increased enrollment.

#ableg #abed #abpoli 1. Black Gold school division, cut of $2.7 million.
blackgold.ca/black-gold-sch…

#ableg #abed #abpoli