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 massive 660-megawatt power units, the Drax power station in North Yorkshire is the United Kingdom’s largest thermal electricity plant. When it opened in the mid […]
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 Gary Fiege April 30 will mark one year since the B.C. government received the Old Growth Strategic Review (OGSR) panel’s report, its blueprint for a […]
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 as Shop Stewards.
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 to be done. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help […]
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 will be used The residents of Fort Nelson know the harsh economic realities of resource dependency better than most rural British Columbians. It is now […]
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 us on March 9, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST (8:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST) to connect with industry experts and thought leaders who […]
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% with yearly bonuses. Changes to benefits and the Drug and Alcohol policy were also bargained. This agreement is the result of our members’ collective desire […]
Download Here The PPWC – Employer Trusteed Health & Welfare Plan (the Plan) was established in 1977 to provide benefits for eligible union members and their families. The Plan was created through the efforts and cooperation of your union and employer. Today, the Plan also provides benefits to employees employed by the PPWC National Office […]
Check out the latest edition of the PPWC Leaflet! Download Issue (PDF) In this issue: Howe Sound Bursary Winner President’s Report 1st Vice-President’s Report 2nd Vice-President’s Report CCU Letter to the Premiers