April 7, 2021 Authored by Ben Parfitt. Originally published in Policy Note. As UK’s Drax makes play for BC’s wood pellet mills, questions grow about wood-fired electricity. With its six […]
Special Message from the PPWC: Thank you to all the frontline staff who are out there working, putting yourself at risk for the benefit of all workers, aged and immune compromised. You truly are heroes.
Opinion: There are solutions available that support forest-dependent communities while addressing ecological, climate emergencies we face. Originally published in the Vancouver Sun, March 28, 2021 Written by Andrea Inness and […]
PPWC National Vice President 1, Todd Smith, will host a virtual Shop Steward course for Local 9 members. Course participants will gain confidence, skills and knowledge to increase their effectiveness […]
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left […]
By Ben Parfitt Originally posted on The Tyee on February 17, 2021 Scarred by resource industry booms and busts, the northern community faces a critical decision on how its forests […]
Canadian Forest Industries, Canadian Biomass and Pulp & Paper Canada magazines are building upon our Women in Forestry series with the launch of the Women in Forestry Virtual Summit! Join […]
The Public and Private Workers of Canada want to wish everyone throughout the country a fun and safe Family Day 2021.
Ladysmith Sawmill, a PPWC division of Western Forest Products, has just negotiated and ratified an eight-year Collective Agreement. Over the eight (8) years, the wages will be increased by 18½% […]
Joining a labour union is one of the best and influential decisions a worker can make in his or her life. Unions like the PPWC have a long history of protecting the rights of workers, fighting for social justice and equality, and bettering the working lives of millions of Canadians.
Old Challenges, New Opportunities: The Story of the PPWC
A new documentary has been produced by the PPWC, which focuses on its proud history and its struggle for workers’ rights, environmental sustainability and social justice. Be sure to watch it in HD by clicking on the tiny circle in the bottom right corner when the video starts and then switch to 1080p HD.
For half a century, the PPWC has maintained its core principles through times good and bad. Predicting the slowdown in the pulp and paper industry in Canada, the union has fought hard to expand its membership to education, hospitality and health care workers.
At its most recent convention, members debated a move that would change the direction of the union forever, a new name that would symbolize its move towards younger workers in developing industries.
The documentary, directed by Sean Cain, was submitted to the Canadian Labour International Film Festival in June 2015.
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 coastal First Nations. PPWC members are featured, and president Arnold Bercov speaks at 7:46.