Over the summer, the Canadian Labour Congress found the British Columbia Nurses' Union had been trying to recruit licensed practical nurses who are already represented by other labour groups - a practice known as raiding. And, during the provincial New Democrats' biennial convention, delegates were buying up swag to publicly voice their distaste for that tactic. At the convention's Babylon Buttons Ltd. kiosk, the biggest selling item was a pin that read: "Real Nurses Don't Raid." But, according to The Tyee's Andrew Macleod, the nurses' union has now filed the British Columbia Nurses' Union has filed an application with the Labour Relations Board asking to represent licensed practical nurses who are presently Hospital Employees Union members.
December 2, 2009