Union Announces Historic Name Change

PPWC Now Known as Public & Private Workers of Canada


After a proud history spanning more than 50 years, the Pulp, Paper & Woodworkers of Canada (PPWC) has changed its name.

At a special convention on September 15, 2015 a vote was held to change the name to Public & Private Workers of Canada (still PPWC).

PPWC Name Change

“We have changed the name to more accurately reflect who we are, what we have become and where we are heading,” says PPWC National President Arnold Bercov. “We are and will continue to be a truly democratic, independent Canadian union that represents a diverse group of workers. We have kept the same acronym to show respect to the history we have built in this province.

With eight locals representing more than 3,000 members across British Columbia, this change will be rolled out over the coming months.

The PPWC represents support staff at Selkirk College (non-supervisory, non-instructional and HR employees). The union represents approximately 180 to 200 Selkirk College employees including part-time, temporary and on-call.


If you have any further questions about the name change or the PPWC please contact PPWC Local #26 President Rod Fayant.