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UPDATED: Union asks teachers for feedback on government’s new bargaining role

June 27, 2013
UPDATED: Union asks teachers for feedback on government’s new bargaining role

Thousands of public school teachers are being asked for guidance from their union leaders on the province’s push for a ten-year deal. The president of the teachers’ federation, Susan Lambert, denies claims that this week’s vote is seeking a mandate to reject so-called interference by the government. “Just taking a pulse of our membership before [...]

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Unions blame budget gaps for school support staff layoffs

June 3, 2013
Unions blame budget gaps for school support staff layoffs

Union leaders are blaming large budget deficits for layoffs affecting support staff at schools in New Westminster and Coquitlam. CUPE staff say more than 50 members are losing their jobs in Coquitlam, which faces a budget shortfall of nearly $ 13 million. The $ 5.5-million deficit in New Westminster has forced the loss of more [...]

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RBC chief meets with B.C. union leaders

April 18, 2013
RBC chief meets with B.C. union leaders

The head of the Royal Bank of Canada met with B.C. union leaders on Wednesday to discuss the contentious issue of outsourcing and foreign workers. CBC | British Columbia News

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Central American labourers finally paid out for BC job

April 4, 2013
Central American labourers finally paid out for BC job

Union leaders are calling it one of the largest human rights awards in Canadian history. Several temporary foreign workers, who helped build the Canada Line, have won their discrimination case. A settlement worth 1.25-million dollars was awarded after the BC Human Rights Tribunal found Seli Canada and SNC Lavalin treated 36 employees unfairly. Union leaders [...]

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HD mining loses human rights complaint against unions

January 22, 2013
HD mining loses human rights complaint against unions

Now that the Canadian Human Rights Commission has tossed out a complaint from a Chinese miner hired to work in Northern BC, local union leaders continue their fight to find out why jobs at the new mine in Tumbler Ridge were not offered to Canadians. “Maybe they should file a complaint on the federal and [...]

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