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Summer 2019

Summer 2019

In this issue, we get political! Learn about why political action is at the heart of labour struggles. An interview with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. Also, read about labour code reform and our latest Lobby Day event!

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Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced changes to the BC Labour Relations Code this April.
Labour Code Reform
Changes to the BC Labour Relations Code announced by the NDP in April will increase protections for workers for the first time in almost 30 years. The move comes after Labour Minister Harry Bains appointed a three-member panel to review the Code and conduct province-wide public consultations last year. Established in 1973, the Labour Relations Code regulates the relationship between …read more
Let’s Get All On Board
When the skyrocketing cost of living in the Lower Mainland defeated Franco Caruso’s dream of owning a car, the young Safeway member chose transit instead. His parents decided to live near a SkyTrain station for the same cost-efficient reasons. The savings the Caruso family is able to make through their conscious choices, however, are still not enough. “People can’t afford …read more
Working Class Politics
The history of the labour movement is the history of working class struggle. It is a David and Goliath battle that is structurally skewed in favour of big business and corporate bosses, with laws underpinning an economic system that extracts profit from workers at all costs. Plant closures, stolen pensions and back-to-work legislation are all too common injustices foisted on …read more