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Why unions matter now - more than ever

BCGEU president Over the past year, unions and union members around the world have faced unprecedented challenges from right-wing governments and employers who are looking for someone to blame for the most recent economic crisis.

Making 'em laugh

"When you're the producer, you don't have to be funny anymore because you own the show," says Ardell Brophy Fitzpatrick, founder and producer of the Laff Riot Girls comedy troupe.

Time for a bold new vision

Every year at this time, union leaders like me are asked to share our thoughts on the significance of Labour Day and the contributions of working people to the communities where we live and work.
PHOTOS: SFU returns ancient aboriginal remains

PHOTOS: SFU returns ancient aboriginal remains

Labour movement sets sights on youth

The revolution will not be televised, but it could be planned on Facebook. Unions are becoming more aware that involving young members in the labour movement means speaking to them on their own level, and that includes using social media.

Why unions matter

Why do unions matter? The Canadian Labour Congress points out that the Canadian trade union movement is all about improving the everyday lives of working people.

One woman dead, one arrested at Burnaby highrise

One woman is dead and another woman has been arrested and taken to hospital after a domestic incident in the Metrotown area early Thursday morning. According to Sgt.

High-ranking Burnaby Mountie accused of sexually assaulting fellow officer

The contents of this story include graphic details. A high-ranking Burnaby RCMP officer allegedly used his power to sexually assault a mentally vulnerable female subordinate and then coerced her into a relationship and threatened her into silence.

New Westminster Police ask for caution as kids go back to school

New Westminster Police Service is reminding everyone to use extra caution as both kids and police officers will be occupying school zones come Tuesday Sept. 6. Sgt.

Burnaby-New Westminster MP mulling NDP leadership race

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian is "keeping the door open" on leadership prospects for the New Democratic Party in the wake of Jack Layton's death.