In Part 1 of this new 3-part mini-series explores the endangered old-growth forests of Vancouver Island. Despite the reality that less than 10% of the prime, low-elevation old-growth remains on the island, these forests continue to be converted into second-growth tree farms. We unpack what the loss of these forests means for biodiversity and for […]
Please join us for the BC Sustainable Forestry March and Rally on April 12, 2017. It will begin at 12 noon, in front of the parliament buildings in Victoria, British Columbia. Help us ensure that the voices of forestry workers are heard before the May 9th election! Show your solidarity with workers and environmentalists for […]
The Trustees of the PPWC-Employer Trusted Health & Welfare Plan met on February 16, 2017 and would like to update you on a number of items relating to your group benefit coverage. Continuous Glucose Monitors Tax T4A Issuance Conversion Privileges Beneficiary Designations The Trust meeting dates for 2017 are: June 8, 2017 October 16, 2017 […]
PPWC Statement on Old-Growth Logging on Vancouver Island “The Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) urges the Government of British Columbia to protect the remaining old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island. Additionally, the PPWC urges forestry companies harvesting on Vancouver Island to transition to second-growth logging. The temperate old-growth rainforest found on Vancouver Island is […]
What’s going on at YOUR Local? Let us know! We are seeking contributions from the membership in the form of articles or narratives for PPWC’s quarterly newsletter, the Leaflet. Your article could appear in the Spring 2017 edition. Please email your submissions, with any relevant graphics, to: Ron Richardson, Leaflet Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org Jenna Shearer, Leaflet Layout & Production: Jenna@ppwc.ca Submissions should be […]
The 55th PPWC Convention will be held in Mackenzie, BC, April 5-7, 2017.
The Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) is hosting the annual Environmental and Forestry Seminar in Vancouver from February 7 to 10, 2017. To attend, contact your Local.
On July 22, 2016, a march and rally organized by the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) and the Ancient Forest Alliance is taking place at 11 am at Johnston Road and Gertrude Street in Port Alberni, British Columbia. All who are concerned about the environment and job losses from the export of logs […]
By Second Vice President-Elect Todd Smith (Local 5) Now that I have achieved something I could never have seen coming, or would have thought I’d ever do, it feels somewhat surreal to me. A few years ago, after being with a so-called “big union” which I hated every minute of, I found the PPWC. I […]