Representing Workers at Selkirk College
The Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) is a fiercely democratic, independent union with a very proud history. For almost sixty years, the PPWC has fought hard to expand its membership to education, hospitality and health care workers.
PPWC Local 26 represents hundreds of workers at Selkirk College in Castlegar, British Columbia. It is a labour union of democracy, social justice and equity that fights for workers’ rights and defends a public education system that is progressive, properly funded and forward thinking.
PPWC Local 26 News
Old Challenges, New Opportunities: The Proud Story of the PPWC
A recent documentary has been produced by the PPWC, which focuses on its proud history and its struggle for workers’ rights, environmental sustainability and social justice. Be sure to watch it in HD by clicking on the tiny circle in the bottom right corner when the video starts and then switch to 1080p HD.
For half a century, the PPWC has maintained its core principles through times good and bad. Predicting the slowdown in the pulp and paper industry in Canada, the union has fought hard to expand its membership to education, hospitality and health care workers.
At its most recent convention, members debated a move that would change the direction of the union forever, a new name that would symbolize its move towards younger workers in developing industries.
The documentary, directed by Sean Cain, was selected to play at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival.