Briefs and Submissions

WCB Consultation Submission on Proposed 2016-2018 Policy Priorities Workplan

April 13, 2016
The 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, 2016
This 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, 2016
This 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, 2015
This 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, 2015
This 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.

Proposed Policy and Regulatory Amendments

October 15, 2015
This BCFED Submission to the Workers' Compensation Board reviews and critiques Proposed Policy and Regulatory Amendments.

Fight the Attack on Public Services

November 26, 2014
This discussion paper focuses on the importance of public services and the impacts of tax cuts on service delivery and jobs. It was originally presented at the 56th Convention of the BC Federation of Labour in 2014.

Insult to Injury

June 22, 2014
This paper looks at the changes to the BC Workers’ Compensation System from 2002- 2008, and how these changes have come at a profound cost to workers and to the treatment and benefits that injured workers receive under the compensation system.
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