The British Columbia Federation of Labour has suspended the province's nurses' union from its executive council and activities. Federation officers, including president Jim Sinclair, delivered the news to the British Columbia Nurses' Union during a meeting yesterday, Public Eye has learned. That meeting follows Canadian Labour Congress finding the union has been trying to recruit licensed practical nurses who are already represented by other labour groups - a practice known as raiding. The nurses' union was represented at that meeting by Len Rose, one of its executive councillors.
August 5, 2009