Union Announces Historic Name Change

After a proud history spanning over 50 years, the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of Canada on September 15, 2015 voted at a special convention to change their name to Public and Private Workers of Canada.

“We have changed the name to more accurately reflect who we are, what we have become, and where we are heading. We are and will continue to be a truly democratic, independent Canadian union that represents a diverse group of workers. We have kept the same acronym to show respect to the history we have built in this province.”

– PPWC National President Arnold Bercov

With eight locals representing over 3,000 members across British Columbia, this change will be rolled out over the coming months.

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