BCFED Recommendations Regarding Youth Employment
March 20, 2017The BC Federation of Labour submitted the following recommendations regarding youth employment to the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Youth Employment. There is a significant leadership role that government can play to improve the employment rates of young people and ensure that they are... more
BCFED, affiliates press WCB to improve payments to injured workers
January 18, 2017 | Health, Safety, and CompensationThe BC Federation of Labour and member unions are calling on the Workers’ Compensation Board to improve award payments to workers who’ve been injured at work and left with a permanent or partial disability. In a recent submission to the Board, the BCFED spotlights the unfair way the WCB calculates... more
Restoring Fairness and Balance in Labour Relations
December 20, 2016Through a comprehensive review of legislative changes and Board decisions, this paper chronicles 15 years of attacks on unions and workers under the BC Liberals (2001-2016). The paper situates the legislative, regulatory, and funding decisions within the context of other political eras in British... more
Review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)
June 9, 2016The BCFED submitted this report to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) with respect to the review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Read the full submission here: Review of the Temporary Foreign Worker... more
WCB Consultation Submission on Proposed 2016-2018 Policy Priorities Workplan
April 13, 2016The following is the submission of the BCFED with respect to the proposed policy workplan for 2016-2018. It is pertinent to note that, despite our submission below, the BCFED may advocate for additions to the 2016-2018 workplan in the future. Read the full submission here: WCB Consultation -... more
BCFED Submission on Proposed 2016 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Amendments
April 12, 2016This BCFED submission responds to the Workers' Compensation Board's proposed amendments to British Columbia’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR). Read the full submission here: Submission on Proposed 2016 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Amendments
BCFED Criminal Prosecutions Report
January 12, 2016This BCFED discussion paper reviews and recommends a plan for criminal accountability in workplace fatalities and serious injuries.
Proposed Policy: Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Policies
December 4, 2015This BCFED Submission to the Workers' Compensation Board on Proposed Policy: Occupational Health and Safety Penalty Policies recommends changes to the proposed policies in support of healthier and safer workplaces and work activities.
Proposed Policy: Partners in Injury & Disability Prevention Program (COR) “In Good Standing” Criteria
December 1, 2015This BCFED Submission to the Workers' Compensation Board on Proposed Policy: Partners in Injury & Disability Prevention Program (COR) “In Good Standing” Criteria provides our feedback with respect to what constitutes “in good standing” for the purposes of receiving a rebate.