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Alberta Government wants 2 per cent wage roll back in public sector

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The provincial government announcing Tuesday public sector wage arbitration will continue next month with the expiry of Bill 9 but with rollbacks.

Finance Minister Travis Toews says MLAs have rolled back their salaries by 5 per cent and the Premier has cut his salary by 10 per cent.

He says the government can’t ask Alberta taxpayers to fund public-sector pay raises when far too many workers in the private sector have lost their jobs and others have seen significant pay cuts.

Toews says the revision moves from the previous position of no increase for 2019 to an average 2 per cent reduction for collective agreements that include a wage reopener this year.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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