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VDLC Reaches 130th Anniversary

One hundred and thirty years ago today, on November 21, 1889, the Vancouver and District Labour Council was founded.

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Solidarity with the People of Chile

Since October 18, Chileans have joined together in massive protests, strikes, and community assemblies against the unjust economic conditions imposed by neo-liberalism and by the current government of billionaire Sebastian Piñera. 

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North Vancouver City Council Takes First Step Toward Living Wage

On November 18, North Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to request a staff report on implementing living wage. Several speakers attended the meeting and spoke in favour of the motion, which was brought forward by Councillor Angela Girard.

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Workforce Housing in the City of Vancouver

Next month, there will be a public consultation on the Moderate Income Housing Pilot Program for the City of Vancouver. This is program is being referred to as workforce housing by some, as it is intended to provide housing for working people making low to moderate incomes.

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Oppose the Right-Wing Coup in Bolivia

Earlier this month a right-wing coup backed by the military unseated Bolivian President Evo Morales. Heinous violence against anti-coup demonstrators, including Indigenous and trade union activists has followed. Meanwhile Canada, shamefully, has supported the coup. 

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Oppose the Sale of Arms to Saudi Arabia

Canada is presently engaged in a $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, a brutal and oppressive regime guilty of war crimes in neighbouring Yemen and rated amongst the ten worst countries in the world for workers' rights. 

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