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Tell SFU to Honour its Agreement with RAs

In November 2019 the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU), after a hard-fought campaign, won an agreement from Simon Fraser University to recognize Research Assistants as employees of the university and members of TSSU. 

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Thank You Terry Engler!

In February of this year our 1st Vice President Terry Engler announced that he was approaching retirement and would not be seeking a further term of office with the labour council. We thank Brother Engler for his years of committed leadership and activism. 

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LEEFF and Protecting Workers

In any bailout package to employers or industries, workers and their jobs must come first. The VDLC has written to the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Finance calling for exactly that in the case of the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) and Airport Authorities. 

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Time to Fix Long-Term Care

It's time to fix long-term care in order to ensure better support and health outcomes for seniors, fair wages and working conditions for workers, and appropriate staffing and workloads. 

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We Need a Just Recovery

The Vancouver and District Labour Council is joining in a coalition of Vancouver residents and organizations working to "Rebuild post-COVID-19 to better support vulnerable communities, and make a safer, healthier city for all."

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#Vote16BC

The VDLC support the #Vote16BC to let youth vote in British Columbia. At its May 19, 2020, regular meeting the VDLC voted to endorse and promote the campaign. 

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