• Join the Fight for $15

    Minimum wage workers in BC are falling behind. It is time to increase the minimum wage to $15/hr - it's only fair! Let's build an economy that works for everyone.

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  • Transit Referendum

    An efficient transportation system is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Learn more about why it is important to vote YES

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  • Fight the Attack on Public Services

    Read the BCFED discussion paper on the importance of public services and the impacts of tax cuts on service delivery and jobs.

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Latest News

VANCOUVER – A petition drive for the Fight for $15 Campaign will take place at a variety of locations in Vancouver, Burnaby and Victoria January 15. The B.C. Federation of Labour launched the Fight for $15 Campaign to increase the minimum wage in BC to $15 an hour. The Campaign sponsors events on...
Vancouver BC - The BC Federation of Labour will encourage its members and the public to vote yes in the upcoming spring transit referendum.
The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the B.C. Federation of Labour: “Today marks 25 years since the tragedy at L’Ecole Polytechnique, where 14 women were shot and killed for simply being women striving towards an education in the trades. We still have a lot of work to do...

About the BCFED


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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