Category: Local News

  • Black Press blocks Unifor’s attempt to end dispute

    DUNCAN, BC, March 14, 2015 /CNW/ – The owners of Black Press have rejected mediation to solve the 3.5-month old strike at the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial. Unifor members in Duncan have been on the picket line since December 1 to defeat the employer’s proposal to give inferior wages and benefits to new employees (“two-tiering”). “Bargaining…

  • BC’s minimum wage increase is an insult to working families

    News Release BC’s minimum wage increase is an insult to working families For Immediate Release Thursday, March 12, 2015 Vancouver—Today’s announcement by Labour Minister Shirley Bond that the minimum wage will be fixed at $10.45 in today’s dollars for the indefinite future is legislating poverty, according to Canada’s largest union in the private sector. “Seattle’s minimum wage…

  • Government announcement abandons working people, guarantees workers will remain in poverty

    VANCOUVER – The BC Federation of Labour is extremely disappointed with the BC Liberal government’s announcement on minimum wage, saying it will do nothing to lift minimum wage workers out of poverty. “Today’s announcement guarantees that hundreds of thousands of British Columbians will continue to live in poverty for years to come,” said Irene Lanzinger,…

  • Unifor Local 114 on strike and requesting assistance, please stop by and support them

    Please be advised that Local Unifor 114 has commenced strike action against Magnacharge Battery in Delta.  Workers laid down tools at 10:00 am on Wednesday after they unanimously rejected the employer’s final offer. The main issues in the dispute are two tiered vacation time, wages and term. Magnacharge’s main customer is  Lordco, a non-unionized company.…

  • Rally in Duncan in support of Cowichan News Leader Union Members

    Rally in Duncan in support of  Cowichan News Leader Union Members

    Local 780G joined a rally Saturday in support of our sisters and brothers on strike at the Cowichan News Leader. President Alex Charles and sister Brenda Mason, Local 780G Treasurer were there to represent our Local and present the strikers with a donation. The Cowichan News Leader has been publishing for more than 110 years…