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Black Lives Matter

The Vancouver and District Labour Council supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and all who are fighting to end systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality. 

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Public Inquiry into Health and Safety in the Construction Sector

The VDLC supports the call of the BC Building Trades Council for a Public Inquiry Into Health and Safety in the Construction Sector. All workers deserve safe, healthy, and sanitary workplaces. 

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Lives Over Profit

Over one billion dollars in Federal Government funds have been directed towards COVID-19 research. Doctors Without Borders has launched a petition calling for government to ensure that any breakthroughs are made available to all. 

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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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