VDLC – #Vote16BC Campaign

#Vote16BC Campaign

VDLC delegates voted to endorse the #Vote16BC campaign to extend voting rights to sixteen and seventeen year olds.
As the #Vote16BC petition says, sixteen and seventeen years olds are involved and participating in politics in many ways, but are unable to cast their vote. Many countries around the world, such as Scotland and Austria, have lowered their voting age to 16.
You can support the campaign by signing the petition at #Vote16BC Campaign Petition

You will also find a poster which can be printed and posted to union bulletin boards or other locations #Vote16BC Poster

Thank you for supporting this campaign.

In solidarity,

Stephen von Sychowski

President, VDLC

Vancouver and District Labour Council
http://www.vdlc.ca/

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BC FED – Results and next steps!

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to tell us your top priorities for economic recovery. Here’s what we heard loud and clear. You’d like government to:

  • increase wages so that all workers, especially those on the front lines make a living wage, and
  • make sure all workers have access to paid sick leave.

Now, you’ve got a chance to share these priorities with the BC NDP government. They’re doing a public consultation and asking for your ideas on economic recovery. This is your chance to have a say.

Take the survey and tell them that fair wages and paid sick leave are a top priority!

The pandemic has disrupted our way of life, but it is also an opportunity to make big changes that could improve everyday life for working people. You can help shape that vision.

Let the BC NDP government know that fair wages and paid sick leave are a top priority for you! Visit https://feedback.engage.gov.bc.ca/317781

In solidarity,

Laird

Laird Cronk

President, BC Federation of Labour

www.bcfed.ca

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BC NDP News – Another new phase

Another new phase

Building a #BetterBC
Another new phase

The people of British Columbia have done a tremendous job helping our BC NDP government flatten the curve of COVID-19. Premier John Horgan has announced we’re moving into phase three of BC’s Restart Plan – our gradual approach to re-opening the province’s economy.

During phase three, people can take part in smart and safe travel across BC. If transmission rates remain low, you can also expect further opening up in the education sector as well as in the movie and TV industry.

Protect our recovery

As we move into a new phase of BC’s Restart Plan, there’s still lots more work to be done if our province is going to achieve the long-term recovery we all deserve.

If you want to help ensure that BC continues to have the kind of smart, compassionate government it needs at a time like this, please consider donating to the BC NDP’s end-of quarter fundraising campaign before the June 30 deadline. Thank you for everything you do.

Helping BC's hospitality sector

Restaurants and tourism are cornerstones of BC’s economy – with over 190,000 British Columbians working in the hospitality industry. As we enter phase three, this sector will continue to re-open. But it’s still among the parts of our economy hardest hit by COVID-19.

That’s why we’ve announced a new wholesale pricing model that will allow businesses with liquor licenses to purchase beer, wine, and spirits at reduced cost, so more restaurants can reopen and more people can get back to work.

More virtual events

While everyone continues to flatten the curve here in BC, we’re connecting with supporters like you through a series of fun and innovative online events featuring many of our MLAs.

Tonight, we’ve got a celebration of Premier John Horgan’s 25 years as an MLA. Next weekend, John will be joining comedian Charlie Demers for an evening of cooking and comedy.

Coming up, you can enjoy drinks online with Selina Robinson as well as a virtual birthday party for Katrina Chen and the first episode of NDP Cribs, starring Anne Kang.

All of which will be leading up to our big New Democrats Got Talent showcase on July 25. And we’re announcing new events all the time, so remember to keep checking back.

Hundreds of new affordable homes

Everyone needs a secure, affordable place to call home in their community. Last week, your BC NDP government announced opening or starting construction on hundreds of new affordable homes across the Lower Mainland.

Projects include 85 homes for families and individuals in North Vancouver and 49 affordable units in Maple Ridge. These projects are among the more than 23,000 new homes that are complete or underway throughout the province.

Stay in the loop

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See you again soon!

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VDLC – We Need EI Reform Now

We Need EI Reform Now

Yesterday the government tabled a fiscal update that shows us how much the pandemic has cost.

Some people are already jumping on this fiscal update as a reason to cut spending and cut back supports. But if we cut support to people now, our economy may never recover.

We cannot turn our back on each other now.

After all, this crisis is not over; we need to keep investing in Canada.

Send a letter to your MP and let’s get the message out. Canadians need to stick together to get through this pandemic.

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit is winding down at the end of August. Still, millions of Canadians don’t have jobs to go back to.

We need to make sure the Employment Insurance (EI) system is ready so that no one falls through the cracks.

Use our simple tool to send a letter to your MP right now. Ask them to ensure EI is there to protect those hit hardest by this crisis.

We will pull through this — together.

Hassan Yussuff, President
Canadian Labour Congress
Standing up for workers and their families

Send a letter

Vancouver and District Labour Council
http://www.vdlc.ca/

Vancouver and District Labour Council · Canada
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Transportation District 140 – President’s Message

President’s Message

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IAMAW Canada – Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be Taken Away

Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be Taken Away

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