Sawmill workers across Vancouver Island have been picketing for a fair contract with Western Forest Products since the Canada Day long weekend. The strike by 3000 members of United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 is in opposition to WFP’s proposed clawback of holidays, pensions, seniority rights and many other contract areas. The workers are also striking for Continue readingForestry Workers Down Saws to Stop Cuts
James Chumsa reports from the picket lines on Vancouver Island about the forestry workers’ strike against concessions demanded by Western Forest Products.
By Roger Annis, Jan 14, 2014 No charges will be laid against the owners of Babine Forest Products for the fire and explosion that destroyed its sawmill located in Burns Lake, BC in January 2012. The explosion killed two workers and injured dozens. The Criminal Justice Branch (CJB) of the British Columbia government announced on Continue readingBabine Forest Products dodges charges for workers’ deaths in BC