BC FORUM News - From The Advocate, Spring, 2020
New Regional Representative appointed
Barb Biley has been appointed as BC FORUM Regional Representative and delegate to the Campbell River, Courtenay and District Labour Council.
President Diane Wood said Biley is “a very welcome addition to represent us at the labour council.”
“I think it is important that we keep active in the movement – the fight certainly does not end when you retire!” says Biley.
Before her retirement last July, Biley worked as a medical stenographer at the Comox Valley Hospital and as a cook at Glacierview Lodge. She was also serving her fourth two-year term as a member of the provincial executive of the Hospital Employees’ Union.
Her union activism started in 1973 when she worked at Toronto Western Hospital. She served as a steward, a member of the CUPE local executive, was on the union’s provincial bargaining committee during the 1981 strike by hospital workers, and was a founding member of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions.
She has been participating in the labour council since 2004.