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August 14, 2015

Unifor 10-B partners with Domtar and TRU

Unifor, industry, and the university in Kamloops have partnered to better prepare students for job opportunities in the skilled trades. A memorandum of understanding was signed on July 28 between Unifor 10B, Domtar, and Thompson Rivers University to enhance the quality of trades training in the region. “Unifor is committed to collaborating with communities for access to good jobs,” said Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to Unifor’s National President. The goals of the agreement are to support TRU trades […]
June 4, 2015
Kitimat labour dispute

Kitimat Labour Dispute Could End With Agreement

A deal to end the 12-week old strike in Kitimat could be near, says the union representing 127 workers at the District. Unifor says that it is eager to negotiate an end to the strike but language agreed to previously has been taken off of the table. “As long as the District’s bargaining team doesn’t run us in circles, I think we’re close to a deal,” said Scott Doherty, an Assistant to the National President with Unifor. “But […]
June 4, 2015

Victoria Coast Guard Base Experiences Major Outages

Communication outages over the last 24 hours at the Victoria Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) centre underscores the threat to safety posed by federal coast guard cuts, says the union representing coast guard communication officers. During outages, coast guard officers cannot respond to distress calls or provide ship traffic advisories. The Victoria base is now responsible for most of the inside passage’s radio traffic after the Vancouver communication base was closed on May 6, 2015. “The Harper […]



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