By Barry Touzin National Health and Safety Officer As the days of Summer change into Fall with the days get shorter, the leaves fall to the ground and the temperatures […]
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.
Advantages of belonging to a union are many. A key benefit is that your union represents you! Should you have an issue with your employer, we have your back and […]
Western Forest Products Inc and the Public and Private Workers of Canada, Local 8 are pleased to announce they have reached a new collective agreement for Western’s Value Added Division, […]
The vote results are in! The contract brokered by the Public and Private Workers of Canada for HSPP Supervisors has been accepted with 97% of members voting in favour of […]
June 2021, the Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is an important […]
Advantages of belonging to a union are many. A key benefit is that your union represents you! Should you have a personal issue with your employer, a union representative will […]
Here is an update for everyone planning to attend the CCU Convention in Victoria BC, October 16-19, 2021. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof#card Here is the BC Provincial Health Guidelines for attending the convention. […]
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.