Local 40 members ratify new contract

After a long battle, Local 40 members working in 47 hotels, pubs and liquor stores in B.C — including the low-wage workers at the local Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel — ratified their new collective agreement with 93 per cent voting in favour. Read the whole story here.  

Charity is only a band-aid solution

Local activist and Richmond PRC supporter King-mong Chan recently wrote a letter on the ever-important issue of housing that was published in both the Richmond News and the Richmond Review. You can read it in full HERE or by clicking the links below. http://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/housing-is-a-right-1.711579 http://www.richmondreview.com/opinion/letters/233686531.html

Design concepts for Garden City Lands

Reminder: the City of Richmond will be hosting a public open house for input towards phase two of the plans for the Garden City Lands today, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please visit Lansdowne Centre during those times and share your thoughts and review the new design concepts.    

Meet Your MLA to Support a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, of which First Call is a coalition member, has launched a Meet Your MLA campaign. On their website you will find step-by-step instructions about how to find your MLA and prepare yourself to meet with them. They have also produced a great new resource called “5 things you should know about poverty,” … Read more