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Relentless advocacy led to investigation of health concerns

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by YUKIE KURAHASHI The David Bland Memorial Award Ater years of complaints about incineration fumes and other air quality concerns in the laboratory, one of her colleagues was diagnosed with cancer. Then another. And another. And yet another. An alarming number of her colleagues were being diagnosed, all within months of each other.

Injured at work? Heres why you should report it

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by CAROLE PEARSON

Mourn for the dead, but keep fighting for the living

April 1, 2007
The Report: April / May 2007 vol.28 num.2 by MAUREEN HEADLEY his month, on April 28, Canadians will commemorate the Day of Mourning ... a day of remembrance for working people killed or injured on the job.

Rally for Public Health Care

March 29, 2007
Date: Saturday, March 31, 8am Place: In front of the "Conversation on Health" forum Lonsdale Quay Hotel1123 Carrie Cates CourtNorth Vancouver View pdf

Rally in Vancouver March 31 for Childcare.

March 28, 2007
March 30-31 marks the elimination of federal-provincial childcare funding agreements by the Harper Conservatives. It also marks the closure of several childcare resource and referral centres in B.C. and the elimination of critical services to working families as a result of funding cuts by the Campbell Liberals. A childcare rally is planned for Vancouver Saturday, March 31: Gather at 11 a.m. at Seaforth Peace Flame Park (south end of Burrard Street Bridge by Cornwall Avenue).

Organizing despite the law: Discussion series starts April 12

March 22, 2007
The Vancouver and District Labour Council education committee presents "Organizing: Despite the Law," a six-week discussion series for union and social activists beginning Thursday, April 12. Download the series information here.

'No sense of priority' in federal budget, says CLC President Ken Georgetti

March 20, 2007
OTTAWA ... -There is a small gift for everyone, its all over the place but there is no sense of priority and no sense of vision for the country in this budget," says Ken Georgetti, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, outlining two reasons why the budget fails the middle class that is the backbone of this country. -First, it unfairly channels more money to wealthy individuals and profitable corporations. Second, this budget greatly erodes the federal governments capacity to improve the quality of life of working people, families and communities," explains Georgetti.

Save St. Paul's Coalition public meeting

March 20, 2007
Find out what's in the works for St. Paul's Hospital at a public meeting hosted by the Save St. Paul's Coalition, Council of Canadians, and B.C. Health Coalition. The meeting will feature Stuart Murray, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researcher, Aaron Jasper of the Save St. Paul's Coalition, and Maryann Abbs of the B.C. Health Coalition. Sunday, April 1, 2 - 4 p.m.Auditorium870 Denman Street, Vancouver

Rally for public health care March 24

March 20, 2007
Date: Saturday, March 24Time: 8 a.m.Place: Executive Hotel and Convention Centre, 4201 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby Help protect not-for-profit medicare. Information: www.bchealthcoalition.ca Download poster here  

Working families hear lots of talk in federal budget but see no real action

March 19, 2007
Vancouver—Working families heard lots of talk that they were the centrepiece of todays federal budget but the details show its only talk, with little action says B.C. Federation of Labour Secretary-Treasurer, Angela Schira. "No matter how much spin the Conservatives try theyre simply out of touch with the needs of working families," Schira said. "Its disappointing that both our federal and provincial governments simply dont understand that you cant solve the labour shortage if you dont solve the childcare shortage," added Schira.