BCFED offers free English classes in Richmond, Vancouver to promote safer workplaces

Vancouver - The BC Federation of Labour is offering free English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses to help new English language speakers in the workforce and promote improved workplace health and safety. In Vancouver, the course runs from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm Tuesdays and... more

Silver lining in brazen, desperate throne speech is that Clark game over countdown begins, says BCFED

June 22, 2017
Vancouver-Today’s throne speech, loaded with promises that the BC Liberals had rejected just weeks ago, defies belief and is a brazen, desperate effort to cling to power by Christy Clark, says the BC Federation of Labour. “I think the vast majority of British Columbians will see it... more

NDP, Green agreement for majority government paves way for profound change to make BC better, says BCFED

May 29, 2017
Vancouver-The pact announced today that paves the way for a progressive majority government and a partnership between the BC NDP and the BC Greens creates an historic opportunity for lasting and profound change in our province, says BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger... more

Final BC vote outcome an historic opportunity for change, says BCFED

May 24, 2017
Vancouver--The conclusion of Elections BC’s final count of voting results today creates an historic opportunity for lasting and profound change in our province, says BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger. “I’m optimistic that negotiators for the BC NDP and the Greens... more

BCFED launches finale in Game Over Christy Clark ad campaign

May 2, 2017
Vancouver-With only a few days left before Election Day on May 9, the BC Federation of Labour released this morning the finale in the animated Game Over Christy ad trilogy. The ad can be seen here: The popular social media video series has racked up... more

BCFED demands action from government to keep workers safe in Day of Mourning march at Legislature

Labour activists today marched on the legislature in Victoria carrying 100 coffins to mark April 28th the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or seriously injured on the job, and to demand action from the provincial government to do more to keep workers safe on the job. “We extend our... more

Unemployment in BC rises, province leads country in precarious part-time work—March job stats

April 7, 2017
Vancouver - The ranks of unemployed workers in BC grew as full-time jobs declined slightly, while BC leads the country in the prevalence of precarious part-time work, according to March jobs numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Almost 10,000 more British Columbians were out... more

BCFED demands answers from Clark government over small fine for safety violations that caused worker’s death

April 4, 2017
Vancouver-The BC Federation of Labour is demanding answers from Premier Clark’s labour minister, Shirley Bond, about a paltry fine assessed against a big Vancouver property development firm whose serious violation of health and safety rules caused the death of a Kamloops... more

Another worker’s death sparks renewed calls for Clark government to do more to make workplaces safer

March 31, 2017
Vancouver-The tragic death of a New Westminster restaurant worker last week has renewed concerns of the BC Federation of Labour that the provincial government needs to do more to make BC workplaces safer. “We extend our condolences to the family and colleagues of the worker who... more

Clark Liberals siphoning millions of dollars in WCB funds that should go to injured workers, and improved workplace safety measures, says BCFED

March 29, 2017
Vancouver - Premier Christy Clark’s plan to siphon tens of millions of dollars in funds for injured workers and gift it to employers is an outrageous political move and comes at a time when more needs to be done to keep workers safe on the job and fairly compensate those who are... more