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Kamloops and District Labour Council asks:

Millions of jobs were lost during the pandemic. Describe how you will advocate for replacing those lost jobs with good union jobs.

- Kamloops and District Labour Council


Candidate Answers

Daphane Nelson

Candidate for City Councillor

As a business consultant and co-operative developer, I understand that a million jobs in BC come from self-employed people, including worker co-operatives that could choose unionization - I'm currently working with one right now.

Worker co-operatives are a group of owners who make decisions about their work environments, wages and benefits while splitting the residual profit at the end of the year. While I understand that labour unions advocate for all these things on behalf of membership, I do see the benefit of people having that right themselves and believe that more businesses could benefit from this model. Perhaps a combination of worker co-operative and unionization will replace lost jobs with good union jobs.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/employment-business-and-economic-development/business-management/small-business/sb_profile.pdf