Events

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is celebrating unions in B.C. Sunday, August 10 at Swangard Stadium with reduced ticket prices for union members. The game is Sunday August 10, with a 4 p.m. kick-off. To order, call 604-669-WAVE (9283) and ask for the "union day" special. Reduced prices are as follows: Bronze $19 $11 Silver $25 $13 Gold $28 $17 Platinum $36...

BC Citizens for Public Power will host a gathering of concerned British Columbians -- from activists to academics, environmentalists to energy experts, as well as filmmakers, First Nations leaders and other public power devotees. More Power to You is a conference for community and environmental activists organizing to protect public power in British Columbia. This two-day event will take place...

Ottawa (17 June 2008) - Health care is a major presidential election issue in the United States this year and Canada's public Medicare system and its advocates are attracting a lot more attention than normal. BusinessWeek magazine recently asked James Clancy, president of the 340,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees, to participate in its Debate Room forum on...

CoDevelopment Canada is organizing a small delegation to attend the 3rd Americas Social Forum in Guatemala in October 2008. HSA's Committee for Equality and Social Action supports the work of CoDev, an organization that links Canadian unions and community groups with counterparts in Latin America. Download information about the Americas Social Forum delegation here.

The B.C. Federation of Labour is pleased to announce its Young Workers Conference May 30 and June 1 at Camp Jubilee. The conference is open to new and experienced young worker activists and is part of an action plan developed to encourage participation in the labour movement. The B.C. Federation of Labour is committed to identifying support and engaging more...

The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) will kick off its 37th annual convention Friday, April 18, 2008 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby, 6083 MacKay Avenue. Charting our Course is the theme of this years convention, as delegates consider a number of resolutions to set priorities for the unions future. Delegates will also participate in a noon-hour...

Local and regional issues are on the agenda for a New Westminster and District Labour Council meeting March 26th as part of the labour council's 2008 Municipal Election Program. The Think Community Forum will open with guest panelists who will share their experiences and innovative approaches to bring lasting, positive change to our communities and schools. Discussion group topics are...

Whether its politicians, corporate leaders, or health experts, its getting increasingly difficult to know who to believe these days. Even journalists cant always be trusted! Well known TV journalist Wendy Mesley takes you behind the scenes for an insiders look at how media, marketing and politics influence how we are informed. Full of anecdotes from her years as a political...

The Canadian Labour Congress hosts an International Women's Day lunch Saturday, March 8 at the Nanaimo Golf Club featuring guest spearkers Jean Crowder, MP, Nanaimo-Cowichan; Jackie Miller, President, BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union, and Claire Trevena, MLA, North Island and Opposition Critic for Childcare, Early Childhood Education & Women's Issues. See further details.

The Canadian Labour Congress hosts an International Women's Day lunch Saturday March 8 featuring guest speakers Denise Savoie, NDP Member of Parliament and Stephanie Seaman BCGEU and Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC board member. See further details.