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opinion

Raw Logs and Lost Jobs: How the BC Government Has Sacrificed Forest Communities

Growing raw log exports mean almost 5,000 lost employment opportunities. First of two.

By Ben Parfitt, Today


news

Postal Union Works to Hold Liberals to Door-to-Door Delivery Promise

Union ‘hopeful’ that feds won’t break campaign pledge.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Feb 2017


news

Sexism off the Menu: Seven Ways to Protect Servers from Abuse

End slavery to tips. Empower bartenders. Put teeth in workplace laws. And more ideas. Last in a series.

By Rachel Sanders, 9 Feb 2017


news

Slaps, Gropes and Comments ‘Non-stop’

Forced to be ‘sexy’ at work, servers reveal the toll on body and soul. Second in a series.

By Rachel Sanders, 8 Feb 2017


news

Inside BC’s Sexist Restaurant Industry

Steadily slipping ‘server’ minimum wage fuels harassment on job: researcher. Part one of three.

By Rachel Sanders, 7 Feb 2017


opinion

A Mythbusters Guide to the $15 Minimum Wage

It’s about better working conditions for all. Excerpted from an Ontario ‘organizer’s handbook.’

By Rank and File, 1 Feb 2017


opinion

Goodbye John Baigent, Labour Lawyer Who Demanded a Better World

Friend and mentor to many, he won cases that changed laws for millions of workers.

By Jim Sinclair, 24 Jan 2017


news

Lafarge Lockout Tearing Texada Island Apart

Union picketing for 14 weeks while friends and neighbours cross the line.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Jan 2017


news

Maritime Workers Protest ‘Flat-Out Assault on Maritime Jobs’

Fear of privatization and federal support for trade deal prompt protests across Canada.

By Andrew MacLeod, 12 Jan 2017


news

Number of British Columbians on EI, Welfare Jumps

Communities outside Lower Mainland, Victoria struggling, says NDP.

By Andrew MacLeod, 22 Dec 2016


news

Campaign Launched to Protect TFWs from Illegal Fees for Jobs

Provincial government is ignoring widespread abuses by recruitment firms, advocates say.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 17 Dec 2016


opinion

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

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

‘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

‘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

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