January 28, 2010

Protest to highlight Gov’t attack on labour rights

BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees is holding a public protest tomorrow (Friday) at BC Liberal MLA Harry Bloy’s office to call the provincial government to account for its attack on collective bargaining rights through Bill 21.

WHAT: Protest of BC Liberal labour policy, Bill 21 and the attack on free collective bargaining rights

WHEN: Friday, January 29, at 12 noon

WHERE: Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Harry Bloy’s Office, #220-3355 North Road, Burnaby (at Como Lake)

CONTACT: Susan Zander, CUPE Community Organizer: 604.838.5538


January 27, 2010

Bill 21 fight just beginning, labour leaders tell rally

BURNABY—With the sound system blaring songs like “Shout It Out Loud” and “We’re Not Going to Take It,” more than 250 activists rallying outside Burnaby City Hall today shouted a loud and clear message to the BC Liberal government: working people in B.C.

January 26, 2010

CLC president to address rally on bargaining rights

BURNABY—Canadian Labour Congress president Ken Georgetti will be among the guest speakers tomorrow (Wednesday) at a public rally focusing on the BC Liberal government’s attack on collective bargaining rights through Bill 21.

The rally, to be held outside Burnaby City Hall at 12 noon, will be hosted by BC Federation of Labour secretary-treasurer Angela Schira.

January 19, 2010

Lack of respect laid at MLA’s door

BURNABY – A lunchtime crowd of 40 people had two strong messages for Burnaby North MLA Richard Lee: negotiation is always better than legislation and ambulance response times in British Columbia are a disgrace.

CUPE BC regional vice-president Colin Pawson told the crowd a story about a school district gardener who fell off a ladder. As he lay on the ground unable to move, he wondered how long it would take for help to arrive.

January 18, 2010

Penticton rallies for collective bargaining

PENTICTON – More than 50 boisterous union activists and supporters gathered outside Liberal MLA Bill Barisoff’s office Saturday to protest his support of Bill 21.

Accompanied by two ambulances, the marchers waved flags, wore signs and handed out buttons to pedestrians, while motorists honked their horns in support of free collective bargaining for paramedics.