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Latest News

VANCOUVER – In light of evidence that has been revealed during the course of the Coroner’s Inquest, the BC Federation of Labour is renewing its call for a full independent public inquiry into the Lakeland and Babine sawmill explosions. Below is a statement from Irene Lanzinger,...
VANCOUVER – The BC Federation of Labour is extremely disappointed with the BC Liberal government’s announcement on minimum wage, saying it will do nothing to lift minimum wage workers out of poverty. “Today’s announcement guarantees that hundreds of thousands of British Columbians...
The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour. March 8th is International Women’s Day. For more than 100 years we have marked this important day, taking the opportunity to reflect on the progress made and achievements won for women across the...

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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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  • Good jobs are Green jobs

    The labour movement is essential to making the transition to a sustainable green economy.

    That's why the BCFED has partnered with the environmental movement to create Green Jobs BC.
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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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Message from the President


The labour movement is critical to the lives of working people. The BC Federation of Labour is the collective voice of workers in BC – representing half a million people who work in every aspect of our economy, in every region of the province.

We are a vital voice in shaping our growing communities. As a movement we tackle issues that impact everyone – safe workplaces, minimum wage, pension and retirement security, protection of public services, and so much more.

Our advocacy has made significant changes for the better – but we have more work to do. We must remain committed to the long-term project of building a province and an economy that works for everyone.

Our greatest strength is our people and our passion. I look forward to working with all of you in the years ahead, and advancing the campaigns and issues we know make a difference.

In solidarity,

    - Irene Lanzinger, President

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