An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!

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  • Legislation Denying Teachers’ Bargaining Rights Tossed Out!

    It is a great time now for free collective bargaining as key provisions of Bill 28, the Public Education Flexibility and Choice Act (PEFCA), 2002 and of Bill 27, the Education Services Collective Agreement Amendment Act (ESCAA), 2004, were declared unconstitutional and invalid. The overall …

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  • BC’s Minimum Wage Goes Up

    Sunday May 1st, 2011 invited the first raise to minimum wage in years. The provincial government commenced the first of three phases of wage increases that will eventually lead to a maximum increase in minimum wage from $8/hour to $10.25/hour. The increase that took effect …

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  • National Day of Mourning

    April 28th, 2011 marks Canada’s National Day of Mourning which remembers those workers and their families who suffered injury or death due to workplace injury or illness. Tom Dufresne, President of ILWU Canada, addresses this important day in a radio ad as well as the following video: For …

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  • Collective Bargaining Works at Pacific Coast Ports!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Collective bargaining works at Pacific Coast ports Vancouver (April 16, 2011) – A tentative collective agreement covering longshore Pacific Gateway workplaces was reached late last night. “We are unanimously recommending the tentative agreement,” says ILWU Canada President Tom Dufresne. The tentative agreement …

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  • Negotiations Update

    Your negotiating committee is hard at work at the negotiating table with the BCMEA to produce a collective agreement for the membership. In the last 14 months at the table there has been little movement from the employer. With the Federal election underway the Union …

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