Keyano announces return of cost of living allowance

Keyano College has announced that it will be reinstating a northern living allowance that was cancelled in 2020, reports CBC. Keyano President Jay Notay said that reinstating the cost of living allowance (COLA) was a priority due to the impacts its cancellation had on staff. “For some of our staff, this was … 26 per cent of their salaries. It was significant,” said Notay, who told the Whitecourt Star that the cancellation resulted in a “mass exodus” from the college’s staff. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents Keyano staff, indicated in a statement that it has not received any confirmation of COLA’s reinstatement in writing. CBC| Whitecourt Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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