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Working Ahead: Labour in a New Era of Challenges

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Female Shipyard Workers, Vancouver 1943. Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

How has life changed for B.C. workers in the past decade and what challenges lie ahead for the labour movement? An occasional series exploring the shifting landscape of work in British Columbia, including on the scene reports, political coverage and policy analysis.

In This Series

news

HEU strike

The Decade's Top Labour Stories In BC

Ten key ways working in this province changed in the Campbell era. First of two parts.

By Tom Sandborn, 6 Sep 2010


news

Teachers Mark Beadet and Nicole Beaudet, BCTF rally

'Biggest Rollback of Worker Rights in Canadian History'

That's how one scholar terms Campbell-era policies. Part two of the decade's top 10 labour stories.

By Tom Sandborn, 7 Sep 2010


news

Employment centre director Melanie Hardy

When Two Jobs Aren't Enough

Thousands in BC lack the full time, decent paying jobs they seek. Walk a mile on their treadmill.

By Justin Langille, 8 Sep 2010


books

A woman reading a book

Ten Books to Read on the Job

Want to understand the shifting world of work? Read these works. Recommended by BC leaders in the field of labour.

By Justin Langille, 9 Sep 2010


opinion

Man on strike at Extra Foods

Super Stamina Strikers

On BC's longest running picket line, Extra Foods workers in Maple Ridge can't get owners to the table, but they're not giving up. A slide show with voices.

By Justin Langille, 10 Sep 2010


news

InjuredWorker

A Decade's Slide in Help for Hurt Workers

Liberal changes to WorkSafe BC have eroded payments, rehab for those injured on the job. Computer glitches fuel criticism.

By Tom Sandborn, 29 Sep 2010


Why Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Is DOA

Falling prices and competition from a new Texas export terminal mean Trans Mountain fails the business test.

By Crawford Kilian