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Labour Day celebrations across BC on Monday September 1, 2014

Local Labour Councils are holding Labour Day events on Monday September 1, 2014 across the province in coordination with the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress. You can find an event in your community through the BC Federation of Labour’s events website page. In Burnaby there is a […]

BC Insulators Green campaign meets success

The BC Insulators Green campaign to promote Mechanical Insulation continues to roll with two notable successes generated from our Trade Show booth at the Canadian Green Building Council conference in Toronto and at SustainaBuild conference right here in Vancouver.   At the Toronto conference we met Cara Sloat of WSP […]

The new world of retirement: Security for the rich

 The new world of retirement: Security for the rich, risk for everyone else By Linda McQuaig  From  iPolitics Quaint as it now seems, not long ago this was considered a good basic plan: Work hard all your life and then retire with a comfortable pension. In recent times, a new plan […]

Asbestos initiative aims to eradicate exposure

NOTE: The following important article is reprinted from WorkSafe magazine’s July-August 2014 edition, with permission. By Helena Brian  Lee Loftus has attended more funerals in the past decade than most people do in a lifetime. As business manager of the Insulators’ Union of BC, managing the end-of-life affairs of union […]