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BC Hydro Janitors fight back contract flip … and win!

Janitors at BC Hydro are celebrating a huge win after averting a contract flip that could have cost them their jobs and union. This victory has a massive impact on the lives of these workers and their families. It means …

STAR VANCOUVER: BC-Hydro Janitors Fend Off Contract Flip

Over 50 janitors in BC successfully fought back a contract flip that could cost them their jobs, raises, benefits and union. Read about it in the Star Vancouver by Alex McKeen.

Dignity & Respect for Workers Cleaning BC Hydro Buildings!

Less than a year after ratifying a new collective agreement at BC Hydro properties in the Lower Mainland, over 50 contracted cleaners now risk losing everything they gained as well as their jobs. With a union, they have a means to fight back.

BC Hydro janitors’ fight to keep union and jobs makes front page of Star Metro Vancouver

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Daily Hive covers cleaners rally at Canada Line in Vancouver

According to an unfair labour practice complaint by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), filed with the BC Labour Relations Board, Tricom has refused to rehire the unionized workers and is violating the Labour Code by interfering with the formation of a union.

B.C. government pressed to strengthen labour laws at Vancouver rally (Global News)

Union workers in B.C. are calling on the province to commit to legislating successorship rights for workers in the Labour Code.

MEDIA RELEASE: Community rallies around Canada Line janitors to demand labour law loophole stop failing BC’s most vulnerable workers

Over 50 of BC’s rapid transit line cleaners are losing their jobs as a result of contract flipping – legal complaint filed against Tricom.

Georgia Straight covers cleaners fight at Canada Line in Vancouver

According to an SEIU media advisory, GDI has “consistently received good reviews from Protrans”, the private company and SNC-Lavalin Inc. subsidiary that operates Canada Line.

GDI Cleaners @ Cadillac Fairview in Vancouver Win!

We have won a major victory! The new cleaning company at the Cadillac Fairview properties in Vancouver where GDI cleaners work has agreed to recognize our union and respect the Collective Agreement we negotiated in March

BCIT cleaners win vote to join SEIU Local 2 after defeating boss ‘union’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  June 27, 2018 – BCIT cleaners win vote to join SEIU Local 2 after defeating boss ‘union’ Victory at BCIT boosts resolve of cleaners at post-secondary campuses seeking to join SEIU’s Justice for Janitors movement VANCOUVER, BRITISH …

Cleaners defeat boss union opening door for workers to join SEIU Local 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018   —    Cleaners defeat boss union opening door for workers to join SEIU Local 2 Labour Board declares CLAC contract with Best Service Pros invalid VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA –– In a precedent setting decision, …

Capilano University student group organize panel to highlight fight for Living Wages and Benefits

The Student Workers Alliance Group are pushing university stakeholders to stand in solidarity with all workers on campus

Blog Post on The Capilano University Student Worker Alliance Group

Tucked away in the economically privileged North Shore of Metro Vancouver, Capilano University is an institution that includes the concepts of “an ethic of fairness” and “a commitment to our communities” in its strategic vision, yet the contracted cleaners on …

Cleaners at Capilano University join Justice for Janitors movement

Cleaners employed at Capilano University won their right to join SEIU Local 2 and its Justice for Janitors campaign earlier this month. The BC Labour Board ordered ballots cast by 27 out of 29 cleaners on February 20, 2017 to be unsealed. The union vote was won by an overwhelming majority despite an anti-union fear campaign waged by the boss during the 10 days before the vote.

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Join ACORN Canada members from coast to coast in the fight for Internet for All!

Join J4J Vancouver

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Important Advances Nationwide in 2013

2013 was an important year for J4J from Halifax to Vancouver, and everywhere in between. Workers won important improvements in all these cities.

Application deadline extended!

Apply for the Organizing Apprenticeship Program today!

An Attack on Social Services

Check out the Toronto & York Region Labour Council video to see how the implementation of Harper’s omnibus budget implementation bill (C-38) will affect everyone living in Canada.

Omni Workers in Vancouver Approve New CBA

Omni workers in Vancouver have approved a new contract. The new Collective Agreement includes a Health and Welfare Plan (benefits), increases in wages and a personal day.