News for Education
AUPE was proud to stand in solidarity with around 700 high school students at the Alberta legislature today in protest to the Redford government’s education cuts. The Taking Back Our Education rally, #TBOE on instagram and twitter, began at 11:30 a.m. and continues through the afternoon.
EDMONTON – “The cuts to post-secondary education have been far deeper than the public realizes. It’s our job to make sure they understand the consequences,” AUPE President Guy Smith told union leaders from institutions across the province this morning.
AUPE members from post-secondary institutions province-wide met at union headquarters today to discuss concerns over the devastating budget cuts handed down by the Redford government’s March budget. Initially, post-secondary was promised a two-per-cent budget increase, when you include inflation, a total of 11 per cent has been axed from higher education’s budget, leaving students and staff reeling. AUPE represents more than 9,000 post-secondary staff in Alberta.
Olds is the latest community to be dealt a significant blow by the provincial government’s attack on advanced education, says the President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.
EDMONTON – The massive cutbacks at Norquest College will have a ripple effect through the provincial economy, warned the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.