The Fall 2020 edition of the newly designed CCU Connections, the news magazine of the Confederation of Canadian Unions, is now online. Special thanks to everyone on the editorial board, […]
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 Public and Private Workers of Canada, Local 8 welcomes new members from North Island Hospital Comox Valley and North Island Campbell River Hospital. These unorganized workers joined PPWC following […]
The Public and Private Workers of Canada is proud to welcome 68 new support staff in facilities, building services and clerical from the GTAP RCMP Federal Headquarters to PPWC Local […]
The CCU/CSC will provide annual bursaries of $1,000 for dependent children of members of unions belonging to the CCU/CSC for the purpose of furthering their post-secondary education. There will be […]
Attention all students! It’s that time of year again! The Public and Private Workers of Canada is offering two $1,000 bursaries that are available to all PPWC members in good […]
September 7 commemorates Labour Day, one of the most important days on the calendar for workers. On March 25, 1872, the Toronto Typographical Union takes up the cause of the […]
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.