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VANCOUVER – Following a vote of more than 2,200 delegates at the BC Federation of Labour convention, Irene Lanzinger has been elected President. Irene is the first woman to ever hold that position. Irene Lanzinger received 1,137 votes, and Amber Hockin received 1,080 votes....
VANCOUVER – Following a vote of more than 2,200 delegates at the BC Federation of Labour convention, Irene Lanzinger has been elected President. Irene is the first woman to ever hold that position. Irene Lanzinger received 1,137 votes, and Amber Hockin received 1,080 votes. Irene...
VANCOUVER – The BC Federation of Labour has launched the Fight For $15 campaign, calling on the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour. “At the current minimum wage, working full-time is not enough to lift a worker out of poverty,” said Jim Sinclair,...

About the BCFED

 

500,000 Strong

The British Columbia Federation of Labour represents the more than 500,000 members of our affiliated unions, from more than 1,100 union locals, working in every aspect of the BC economy.

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The BCFED and you

 
  • Good Jobs for British Columbians

    For the past decades, British Columbia has faced an acute shortage of skilled workers.


    Read the report of the BCFED Apprenticeship Committee
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  • Work should lift you out of poverty

    An increase to the Minimum Wage is long overdue.


    Join the campaign to Raise the Wage
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  • We need action to prevent injuries and deaths at work

    It’s a staggering number: a total of 17,160 workers suffered serious injuries or died on the job last year.


    The human cost is heartbreaking. The economic cost is huge.
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British Columbia is a remarkable province. You only need to look around at the natural beauty and the culturally diverse and passionate people to know how lucky we are to call this place home.

But the reality is that working people in BC are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet.

Wages are falling behind, the cost of living is rising, services are being cut, and workers rights are under attack. Tax cuts haven't delivered the promised savings. Instead, we've been nickel and dimed by increases in everything from Hydro rates, to medical plan premiums, to the price of gasoline.

Then BC Federation of Labour has a long history of standing up for all workers, not just those fortunate enough to belong to a union. We are committed to the fight for fair wages, safe working conditions and respect in the workplace. Whether it’s the campaign to increase the minimum wage, protecting negotiated collective agreements, or ensuring the proper safety standards are enforced so every workers comes home safe every day - the BCFED is a strong voice in our province.

We know that good jobs are the backbone of a strong economy. You simply can’t have one without the other.

The labour movement is a strong and collective voice for change. Together we are fighting to protect the gains we’ve made and ensure that future generations of workers have a say in how our province grows.

In solidarity,

    - Jim Sinclair, President

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