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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 2 weeks ago
View From Labour By Ken Zydyk President, Alberni District Teachers’ Union GAG LAW OVERTURNED Gordon Campbell’s attempt to silence his critics has received a significant blow with the recent decision...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 3 weeks ago
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Kevin Page, the Federal Budget Officer, says that the economy is shrinking faster than previously expected. The Budget Officer is similar to an auditor and is independent from...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 4 weeks ago
HOW SAFE ARE OUR PENSIONS? Some large corporations are asking the Federal Government to give them relief on what they have to pay into their workers pension plans. The National Media reported this...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 5 weeks ago
CAUGHT!!! It took a long time, but finally Peter Pocklington is facing charges for his financial dealings. He is another wheeler and dealer who left Canada for an easier climate in the US. Remember...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 7 weeks ago
CATALYST CLOSES MILLS As reported in the press yesterday Catalyst has closed two more mills for an indefinite time. The fact that what is left of the Alberni Operations is not included is good news...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 9 weeks ago
MINISTER CALLS CANADIANS LAZY Federal Human Resources Minister, Diane Finley, has called Canadian Workers Lazy. When asked why the government won’t increase EI Payments or make them easier to qualify...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 11 weeks ago
Submitted by Nancy Czigany Secretary PADLC Save Our Valley Alliance The Save Our Valley Alliance (SOVA) is still active and has embarked on an ambitious project entitled “Mapping Our Legacy” with the...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 12 weeks ago
MORE UNEMPLOYMENT? The Somass Mill isn’t starting up on time. Could this be a harbinger of worse to come? With most of the Western Mills on Vancouver Island shut down “indefinitely” and not looking...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 13 weeks ago
HENRY NEVER WAVERED The passing of Henry Nedegard brings to an end to an era for the Alberni Valley and the B.C. Labour Movement. I’ve known Henry for almost four decades. Many times his English was...
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Jack McLeman
- 5 years 14 weeks ago
MORE JOB LOSSES---HAPPY NEW YEAR The Port Alberni and District Labour Council wishes you all a prosperous and happy new year. Unfortunately we’re starting out on the wrong foot. Western Forest...