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BCLI recommended revisions to Employment Standards Act fall short of needs of working people

December 13, 2018 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
As BC Labour Minister Harry Bains considers changes to strengthen protections for all workers in the province, a report and recommendations from a legal group fail overall to address the urgent need for change, says the BC Federation of Labour. Under the BC Liberal government both basic standards... more

BCFED Statement on December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women

December 6, 2018
The following is a statement from Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour regarding December 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women: December 6th is a day where we take stock of society’s... more

Clean BC plan takes promising steps to address climate change, says BCFED

December 5, 2018
Vancouver - With the release today of details of its clean growth strategy, the BC government has taken a number of promising steps to chart a course for clean, sustainable economic growth that sets new and stringent carbon reduction targets, says the BC Federation of Labour. “... more

It’s unanimous: Labour movement unites behind Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore as new leaders

November 29, 2018
Vancouver-The BC Federation of Labour has chosen new leaders to guide the province’s largest labour body for the next two years. Red Seal Electrician Laird Cronk was acclaimed this morning by delegates attending the Federation’s 58th convention as the new president of the 500,000-... more

Labour to rally in support of postal workers Thursday at noon in Vancouver

November 28, 2018
The BC Federation of Labour is organizing a rally Thursday at noon in downtown Vancouver in support of Canada Post workers whose collective bargaining rights are under attack by the Trudeau Liberal government. Outgoing BCFED President Irene Lanzinger will be among the speakers. What: Rally... more

BCFED convention to promote levelling the playing field to make gains for working people

November 25, 2018
VANCOUVER - The focus will be on levelling the playing field for working people as the BC Federation of Labour’s 58th convention opens this morning at 11 am, with more than 1,300 labour activists on hand at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.

BC Federation of Labour convention begins Monday in Vancouver

November 23, 2018
More than 1,300 labour activists will gather in Vancouver for the BC Federation of Labour’s 58th convention starting Monday at 11:00 am at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. They will focus their energies on ways to level the playing field for working people in BC; and how to work with the NDP... more

Ride-hailing legislation ignores the needs of transportation workers, says BCFED

November 19, 2018
Ride-hailing legislation ignores the needs of transportation workers, says BCFED The BC Federation of Labour says it is disappointed that ride-hailing legislation introduced today in Victoria offers little to promote good-paying, stable jobs and fails to establish protections for workers from large... more

Repealing BC Liberal’s Bill 29 a positive step, says BCFED

November 8, 2018
The BC labour movement is praising the move by the Horgan government to repeal Bill 29—the controversial legislation brought in by the BC Liberals that was used to fire 10,000 health care workers more than a decade ago. “Bill 29 was an abuse of power by the BC Liberals that was a targeted attack on... more

Contract flipping protections among “measured” recommendations to change BC’s labour code

October 25, 2018
Working people employed in low-paid, precarious jobs will benefit from changes proposed by an independent panel of experts formed by Labour Minister Harry Bains to recommend improvements to BC’s labour code, says the BC Federation of Labour. Bains released the panel’s report and recommendations... more