The demonstrators hold up posters and banners: “Wages at European level for railway workers”, “Respect for collective agreements”, “Corruption will destroy the railway”, “We demand the repair of rolling stock”, “We demand a quality certification of jobs”. The USP is the collective bargaining agent for approximately 1300 members of the Vancouver Police Department and negotiates employment contracts. It also represents its members in disciplinary matters and matters related to the Workers` Compensation Act and the Employment Standards Act. Through its president and spokesman, Tom Stamatakis, the union acts as a political lobby on behalf of its members and has taken a strong stance on issues such as Vancouver`s secure injection site, called it an “un mitigated disaster” for the Downtown Eastside and says all it has accomplished is creating a “sense of demand” for the neighbourhood`s addicted population.  The union also questioned Sam Sullivan`s credibility as chairman of the police committee.  Critics of the Vancouver police have been publicly denounced by the union, particularly lawyers Phil Rankin, Cameron Ward and John Richardson of the Pivotal Legal Society.  The Vancouver Police Union received its statutes on the 15th It was the second unionized police force in Canada in 1918 by the Trades and Labour Council (LLCC) under the name Vancouver Police Federal Association, Local 12.