Labour for Swanson

On October 14 voters in Vancouver will elect a new City Councillor in a by-election. Upon hearing that Geoff Meggs was to take up a position with the newly elected BC NDP Provincial Government it was clear that an opportunity for a progressive to be… Read More

BC NDP’s crawl to $15

Editors’ note: Since this article was first published on August 17, the BC NDP has abandoned its election promise of $15/hour minimum wage by 2021 in favour of handing over the timeline questions to its fair wages commission. BC employer associations are already cheering on… Read More

15 & Change: Grading retail workplaces

By Daniel Tseghay Retail workers are some of the most precarious, lowest paid, and mistreated employees. Few are unionized and current employment standards leave many unprotected, as Rankandfile.ca detailed recently. But while the push for legislative changes to protect workers continues, Vancouver Island’s Retail Action… Read More

Strike at JIBC bookstore

By Daniel Tseghay Since January 23rd the five bookstore employees at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), a public safety educator, have been on strike. Their previous contract expired on June 30th of 2016 and they began negotiations in November with the assistance of… Read More