LRB order allows CUPE to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

Order took effect at noon for firms that failed to extricate themselves as PBC ‘preferred brokers’
BURNABY—Members of CUPE Local 1816 began picketing at noon today outside some of the 15 businesses identified as “Preferred Travel Insurance Brokers” for Pacific Blue Cross during the benefit provider’s lockout of its more than 600 employees.

CUPE files application to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

LRB filing targets 29 insurance firms identified as ‘preferred brokers’ during labour dispute
BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees today filed an application with the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia to allow picketing of 29 insurance brokers by declaring them to be “allies” of Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) during its labour dispute with CUPE Local 1816.

Labour Day 2017 finally an opportunity for working people to celebrate

Every year at this time, labour leaders are asked for their thoughts on the importance of Labour Day, and each year we talk about the history of the labour movement, the gains we have made for working people, unionized or not, and the importance of solidarity as we stand up to anti-worker and anti-union governments.