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Killed for Following Orders

Last in a series on the fight to jail employers whose workers die preventable deaths on the job.

By Tom Sandborn, 3 Dec 2016


news

Politics, Poverty, Privatization and Globalization Big Issues for BC’s Union Movement

BC Fed delegates talk hot topics during five-day convention.

By Linda Givetash, 2 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

Still No Justice for BC Workers Killed in Twin Mill Blasts

Demands persist for new inquiry into bungled prevention, probe of Babine, Lakeland explosions. Latest in a series.

By Tom Sandborn, 2 Dec 2016


news

Lanzinger Re-elected as Head of BC Federation of Labour

‘I’m so proud to be a leader of this group.’ Secretary-treasurer Ekman also acclaimed.

By Linda Givetash, 1 Dec 2016


news

BC Fed Launches Campaign to Elect NDP Government in May

Effort to focus on jobs, wages and public services and increasing voter turnout.

By Linda Givetash, 1 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

‘They Ought to Slap the Cuffs on Them’

His son crushed to death on the job, a father demands enforcement of the Westray Act. Latest in series.

By Tom Sandborn, 1 Dec 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

‘Kill a Worker, Go to Jail’

The tenacious fight to make, and enforce, a worker safety law with teeth. Latest in a series.

By Tom Sandborn, 30 Nov 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

The Day the Westray Mine Blew

‘I told him not to go back down’: Horror, heroism recounted by those who were there. Part two of six.

By Tom Sandborn, 29 Nov 2016


news

Lanzinger Urges BC Fed Delegates to Work to Defeat Clark

‘Premier Poverty’ working for the rich while inequality grows, says president.

By Paul Willcocks, 28 Nov 2016


opinion

A Tyee Series

Why It’s Still Too Easy to Kill an Employee

Labour’s long fight to hold reckless owners responsible for deadly work conditions. First of six parts.

By Tom Sandborn, 28 Nov 2016


news

NDP’s Challenge: Seize Working Class Anger and Make It Positive, Says Director

Progressives must win back voters hurt by right-wing policies, says Robert Fox.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 22 Nov 2016


news

BC Forest Policy Killing Jobs in Small Communities, Say Critics

Work lost as companies ‘hoard’ timber or ship logs to distant mills.

By Andrew MacLeod, 21 Nov 2016


opinion

Canada’s New Democrats Can Learn from Trump - Or Lose

Trump won because he targeted working class voters. Will NDP finally do the same?

By Bill Tieleman, 15 Nov 2016


opinion

Christy Clark Just Got Laughed Out of the Supreme Court of Canada

Decision on class size, composition latest battle in long Socred/Liberal war on education.

By Crawford Kilian, 11 Nov 2016


news

Teachers’ Union Wins Battle in Supreme Court of Canada

Top court restores contract provisions on class size, composition stripped by Liberal government.

By Katie Hyslop, 10 Nov 2016


news

Ride-sharing, Such as Uber, Inevitably Coming to BC, Says Liberal Minister

BC Lib delegates support creating a legal framework to allow ride-sharing.

By Andrew MacLeod, 5 Nov 2016


opinion

Why We Young Workers Turned Our Backs on Trudeau

With pro-corporate trade deals, electoral reform backtracking, and more, he’s turned his back on us.

By Kim Abis, David Anderson, Suleman Bashrat, Alexander Lambrecht, Jessica Sikora, Erin Warman, Cory Weir and Brianna Broderick, 29 Oct 2016


opinion

With Good Stewardship, LNG Can Be a Social Good

Projects create opportunities, so long as they benefit Canadian workers.

By Lionel Railton, 28 Oct 2016


news

In BC, Caregiving Takes Toll on Finances, Career, Health

One million British Columbians are caring for friends or family — and paying a price because of inadequate supports.

By Linda Givetash, 27 Oct 2016


news

BC NDP Vows $10-a-Day Child Care: ‘It Pays for Itself Over Time’

Horgan makes election pledge, declines to offer details on timeline, cost.

By Andrew MacLeod, 19 Oct 2016