PPWC—Local 5 Update Million Air is a privately held aviation company that operates fixed-base operators in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia headquartered in Houston, Texas and has […]
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.
April 28th, the National Day of Mourning is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related […]
PRINCE GEORGE, BC, April 22, 2021 /CNW/ – Two of the country’s largest pulp and paper unions, Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), have agreed to continue to work together in the next […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.