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.
- Jim Sinclair, President