PPWC’s Environmental Sustainability Officer, Cam Shiell attends the 2nd Annual BC First Nations Forestry Conference. This year’s event will bring together BC First Nations to share information related to forestry workforce […]
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.
The Trustees of the PPWC – Employer Trusteed Health & Welfare Plan met on February 25th and would like to update you on a number of items relating to your […]
Photo: The Canadian Press/Justin Tang, Tues. June 6, 2021 To re-iterate the words of our Nation’s leader, Prime Minister Trudeau, “Islamophobia is real. Hatred has consequences, and it has to […]
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-lays-out-plans-for-modernizing-regulation-of-the-forest-industry PPWC looks forward to the advancement of this plan and ready to bring our insights and experience to the table. BC LAYS OUT PLANS FOR ‘MODERNIZING’ REGULATION OF THE FOREST […]
It is a different world today, that is for sure. One look around in our current environment at the faces of the weary mask wearers due to the Covid-19 Pandemic […]
Read the Spring 2021 edition of CCU Connections, the news magazine of the Confederation of Canadian Unions. Download Here In this edition: Kelly Johnson – Fixing Canada’s Vaccine Delivery Failure […]
See the Spring 2021 edition of the Leaflet, the official voice of the Public and Private Workers of Canada. Download Here Inside this edition: President’s Report In Memory of Len […]
Originally released on April 1, 2021 and updated on April 28, 2021 https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021LBR0016-000615 PPWC would like to bring attention to the News Release from the Ministry of Labour announcing paid […]
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.