Category: Economy

Is this what recession looks like?

The quarterly economic dialogue organized by the Vancouver Economic Development Commission March 10 for Mayor Gregor Robertson, councillors and VEDC board members was not for the faint of heart. Ken Peacock, economic research director for the BC Business… Read More

Canada’s temporary foreign worker program needs permanent overhaul

With the bottom dropping out of the global economy, labour protests are spreading across Europe. The workers’ demand is simple: access to work. In February, Britain was hammered by a wave of wildcat strikes triggered by the use… Read More

Aramark workers vote 83 percent to strike

Abbott St. was again shut down Saturday as Aramark workers at GM Place rotated through a large tent set up to allow balloting on proposed job action. The result: an 83 percent strike mandate.  The turnout was nearly… Read More

Aramark workers at GM Place ready for a fight

About 750 Aramark employees at GM Place,  members of UNITE-HERE Local 40, have scheduled a strike vote March 7.  Job action, if no settlement is reached, could affect not only the Canucks’ play-off schedule but also raise questions… Read More