February 25, 2018

Picket lines could soon come down at BC Place

The BC Government and Service Employees' Union is pleased with an agreement reached Monday with the BC Pavilion Corporation, which operates BC Place. Karen Tankard with the Union says they were able to get many of the things they were seeking, "For instance, we were asking for a wage increase for our members, we got them four percent over two … [Read more...]

Picket line going up around BC Place Monday morning

Unionized workers at BC Place will be going on strike Monday morning. BC Government and Service Employees Union Spokesperson Karen Tankard says the workers have been without a contract since May, and are taking action after talks didn't go anywhere last week. "The main sticking point is job security. There is work that goes on in BC Place that is … [Read more...]

Social service workers to picket at Premier’s office

Premier Christy Clark’s Vancouver constituency office will be behind a picket line today, starting at 10 a.m. That's when community-based social service workers are set to rally for better services and wages. Patsy Harmston with the BC Government and Service Employees Union says 15,000 workers are affected. "We're amongst the lowest wage … [Read more...]

Teacher protest not picket line

Teachers have begun demonstrations outside public schools. Some are carrying signs, others are handing out leaflets. Their union, the B.C. Teachers Federation, insists it is not a picket line and no administrator, unionized support staff, child, or parent will be prevented from entering or leaving any school. Meanwhile, debate continues today in … [Read more...]