Our public education suffers from drastic understaffing and underfunding, and teachers continue to have to fight for a fair collective agreement and appropriate teaching and learning conditions. Yet over $400 million in public funds will be given to private schools this year alone.
Leonard Peltier is a member of the American Indian Movement who is currently imprisoned at Coleman 1 penitentiary in Florida, convicted of killing an FBI agent in a shootout on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975.
The Vancouver and District Labour Council is calling upon the Vancouver School Board to reject a proposal by the Food Services Working Group which would cut, contract-out, or privatize existing programs and services.
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.
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.