By Adam van der Zwan – CBC News Levi Sampson says while many other B.C. businesses are closing their doors, his staff at a pulp mill in Nanaimo are hard […]
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.
With the continuing evolving state in Canada and BC, in attempting to deal with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Trustees of the PPWC – Employer Trusteed Health and Welfare Plan prepared the attached bulletin with respect to COVID-19 for you to distribute to employees and for your reference.
“I am writing to you to let you know that a required change in the delivery of our service will be immediately effective. The attached letter to you will detail that, for the time being, we must now move to telephone (and Skype style) counselling sessions in our work with our clients and their families.”
Update: The Pharmacare motion has now passed at the Senate. Originally posted on the Confederation of Canadian Unions With the COVID-19 health crisis shutting down parliaments, businesses and almost everything else in […]
The Trustees of the PPWC – Employer Trusteed Health & Welfare Plan met on March 2, 2020 and would like to update you on a number of items relating to […]
By CCU President Kelly Johnson Last week, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, with over 182,000 cases currently being reported worldwide, including 424 in Canada […]
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.