Union members rally for communities

  • Dec. 19, 2003 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by David McGregor- The sun peeked through and the rain let up at bit on Saturday Dec. 13 when a small group of local union members rallied at the ferry terminal in Skidegate to show their support for communities on the islands. After realising that not many people were getting the message there, the group headed to City Centre, attached a sign a vehicle and waved as vehicles slowed down to see what the rally was about. The sign, which was not standing up to the weather very well, said ‘Unions Support Communities’.
“We just wanted to let people know that unions do more than just cause conflict and strikes. Our goal it is to create a safe supportive workplace everywhere for everyone, union and non-union”, group member David McGregor said
“It’s unfortunate that when a group of people stand by the side of the road, holding a sign, people assume they are a picket line” he said, “We just wanted to show our communities, that as union members, we consider themselves to be in solidarity with the communities we live in. After all, it’s our home”.
While the group was not large, it was enthusiastic. Despite the rain and wind which got stronger during the gathering, the group waved and handed out flyers summarised by the line “We are what you are and we all are stronger together.”
There was a jar at the site, in which various members stuffed money, and over the short course of an hour had raised just over $114 for the food bank. There are plans to have more public rallies in the near future.

Just Posted

Study finds no environmental harm from Fukushima

Another study has shown the B.C. coast has not suffered any adverse… Continue reading

Logging protest at Collison Point

Husby crews lock up gear after group led by Old Massett Haida calls for end of logging at Collison

Tlellagraph: Looking forward to healthy fibre-optics and connectivitea

“Tlell for One! And All for Tlell!” Or maybe not… looks like… Continue reading

Cullen calls on DFO for quick notice of any salmon closures

MP urges co-operation after DFO releases grim estimates for sockeye, chinook returns

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Spring snow melt uncovers dirty needles in B.C. city

Vernon residents are upset with number of needles being found around town with spring melt

US would host majority of games at 2026 World Cup

A decision on the winning bid will be made June 13 at the FIFA Congress in Mexico

Most people in B.C. too ‘lazy,’ ‘apathetic’ to prepare for disasters: poll

Less than half of those surveyed aren’t insured for earthquakes and wildfires

Chris Hemsworth goes surfing in Tofino

The Australian actor donned a full body wetsuit to catch some waves on Vancouver Island this weekend

B.C. hospitals receive boost for dental surgery

Disabled people needing general anesthetic wait too long, Adrian Dix says

BCHL Today: Wenatchee Wild on the ropes and Smoke Eaters reeling

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

A frustrated Trump lashes out at special counsel Mueller

In a series of weekend tweets naming Mueller for the first time, Trump criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election

Most Read