Labour Council endorses Cannings, Hancheroff

The last 12 years have been particularly challenging for many labour organizations in B.C.

Dear Editor:

The last 12 years have been particularly challenging for many labour organizations in B.C.

The erosion of the Labour Code and the Employment Standards Act and legislation passed by the current government during that time has infuriated and frustrated many unions.

Collective bargaining is a constitutional right, but that hasn’t deterred the Liberal government from legislating collective agreements instead of allowing employers and employees to negotiate.

The South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council has heard from its affiliates in Boundary – Similkameen and Penticton constituencies, and they want change.

A motion was put forward and passed unanimously at the Labour Council’s April meeting that The South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council endorse as their candidates in the upcoming provincial election, Richard Cannings in Penticton and Sam Hancheroff in the Boundary Similkameen.

The 21 affiliates and more than 4,300 members of the South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council stand together with working people and ask that everyone get out and vote on May 14 so that we can make a change in B.C., a change for the better.

Brent Voss,

President

South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council

Penticton

 

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