Welcome to the new website of Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) Local 1, representing 340 workers from the Zellstoff Celgar Pulp Mill in Castlegar, British Columbia. The Public and Private Workers of Canada is a proudly democratic union that includes thousands of workers throughout the province.
Our local was the very first of the PPWC, founded in 1963, and our commitment to workers’ rights, environmental sustainability and social justice is stronger than ever.
A new documentary has been produced by the PPWC, which focuses on its proud history and its struggle for workers’ rights, environmental sustainability and social justice. Be sure to watch it in HD by clicking on the tiny circle in the bottom right corner when the video starts and then switch to 1080p HD.
For half a century, the PPWC has maintained its core principles through times good and bad. Predicting the slowdown in the pulp and paper industry in Canada, the union has fought hard to expand its membership to education, hospitality and health care workers.