This landmark legislation that we the PPWC have been pushing for over the last number of years is true recognition of UNDRIP and finally puts action in place of words. […]
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.
Originally released on the Government of British Columbia website The provincial government has announced another step in its commitment to have supports in place for contractors, workers and communities impacted […]
The Confederation of Canadian Unions has released their political education campaign called “Raise Your Voice, Cast Your Vote” where major parties answer questions in order to assist the membership in […]
Originally released on the Government of British Columbia website with a quote from PPWC President Gary Fiege The provincial government has announced $69 million to fund a new series of […]
Attention all students! It’s that time of year again! The Public and Private Workers of Canada is offering two $1,000 bursaries which are available to all PPWC members in good standing, […]
Click here to download the CCU Labour Day postcard PDF Locals of the PPWC will be holding the following events to celebrate Labour Day and to honour the […]
The CCU/CSC provides annual bursaries of $500 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC for the purpose of furthering their post-secondary education. There will be a […]
Originally published in The Star on August 19, 2019 Why Vancouver Island’s Giant Trees Have Never Been More Valuable And More In Danger By Jeremy Nuttall, Star Vancouver Mon., Aug. 19, […]
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.