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Action Needed to End the Eviction Crisis

October 21, 2021
A recent study out of the University of British Columbia, indicated that 10.6% of renters in the province were evicted from their homes over a five-year period. The study, titled “Understanding Evictions in Canada through the Canadian Housing Survey,” looked at data collected in 2018. By comparison, a study in the Toronto area showed an eviction rate of 5.8%. Tenant…
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Tell Minister Whiteside: School rankings are harmful and undermine public education

October 20, 2021
Every year, students in grades 4 and 7 lose nearly four hours of valuable learning time to write the Foundational Skills Assessment (FSA), a province-wide standardized test. The results are collated by the BC Ministry of Education; however, detailed individual student results are not shared with teachers or parents. Even more disturbing is that these tests are used by the…
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Solidarity with Striking LTS Workers

October 2, 2021
On October 1, the VDLC co-organized a rally with New Westminster and District Labour Council, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213 to mark the two year anniversary of the Ledcor Telecommunication Services strike.  LTS workers have been fighting for a fair first collective agreement. Several speakers from different unions and labour organizations spoke in solidarity with the LTS…
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Statement from VDLC on Canada’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2021
September 30 is Canada’s National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. VDLC acknowledges the underlying title and inherent rights of self-determination of Indigenous peoples, and our presence as uninvited guests in the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples. The truth is that we must learn from and work alongside Indigenous peoples in order…
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VDLC Opts Not to Endorse Vision Vancouver in 2022

September 23, 2021
This week the Vancouver and District Labour Council made its first major decision regarding who it will support in the 2022 municipal elections. At it’s September 21st regular meeting, the Council voted not to endorse Vision Vancouver candidates for the offices of Mayor and City Councillor this election. “This was an important decision at an important time,” said VDLC President Stephen…
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Volunteer this Election Day!

September 14, 2021
Election day is September 20th, and your help is needed to get out the vote and elect MP’s who will put workers first in the pandemic recovery! Visit https://www.ndp.ca/team to find your candidate and contact their campaign office to volunteer. Can’t make it on election day? Your help will make a difference any day between now and then, whether in-person…
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New Labour Education Resource for Learners and Facilitators

September 6, 2021
On Labour Day a new resource is being launched for those interested in labour education. Last Fall, labour educators came together to found the Worker Education and Labour Learning Society (WELLS). The mission of this new organization is to promote the expansion of affordable, inclusive, accessible, high quality, and solidarity-based education for working people. One of the ways WELLS will…
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The Elsies 2021

September 3, 2021
The link to this years Labour Day event, The Elsies, is available here! We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Labour Day Elsie Awards! This event, hosted jointly by the Vancouver and District Labour Council and New Westminster and District Labour Council will recognize the crucial efforts of all those workers whose tireless dedication and labour has carried us…
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Join a Labour Canvass!

September 1, 2021
Join us and help elect candidates who will put workers first in the recovery and work hard for affordability, tax fairness, and climate justice. We are joining with our friends at the New Westminster and District Labour Council on three upcoming Labour Council canvass opportunities.  Canvass for Jim Hanson, Burnaby North-SeymourWednesday, September 8Starting at 5:30pm4340 Hastings St, BurnabyRSVP to office@vdlc.ca Canvass for…
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