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Statement from President Irene Lanzinger on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2018
The following is a statement from BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination On March 21 every year, the world turns its attention to the issue of racial discrimination in our communities. According to Statistics... more

BCFED calls for labour law reforms to remove barriers for workers to join unions

March 21, 2018 | Right to Join a Union
Vancouver - The BC Federation of Labour met today in Victoria with a special government panel to outline a dozen recommendations for much needed reforms of BC’s labour laws to make it easier for workers to join unions. “For 16 years, the BC Liberals tilted labour laws in favour of... more

BCFED to make recommendations Wednesday to labour code review panel to restore balance, fairness to BC’s labour laws

March 20, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY Vancouver-The BC Federation of Labour will outline a dozen recommendations to the Labour Relations Code Review Panel on how the new government can level the playing field for working people after 16 years of the BC Liberals, who tilted the laws to... more

IWD: New BC government committed to making life safer for women at work and at home

March 8, 2018
The Following is a statement from BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger for International Women’s Day: “March 8, 2018 marks 108 years since the first International Women’s Day was observed. This year the dominant narrative around the status of women in Canada and in BC has been... more

Remembering women farm workers killed in 2007 tragedy

March 7, 2018
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, marking the anniversary of the tragic van crash that killed three women farmworkers on March 7, 2007: “March 7 is a day we must remember to renew our commitment to fight for... more

Women trade unionists to lobby in Victoria Monday for greater protections from violence, assaults and harassment

March 2, 2018
Vancouver - Just ahead of International Women’s Day, a delegation of 30 women union leaders will meet with government and opposition politicians in Victoria to propose concrete steps focusing on women’s safety and greater protections from violence, assaults and harassment both on... more

BCFED joins MMIWG Coalition partners to weep for Tina Fontaine

February 24, 2018
Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver--BC Members of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in BC are heartbroken and appalled that on February 22, 56-year-old Raymond Cormier was found not guilty in the murder of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl from Sagkeeng... more

Working people will benefit from bold affordability measures in BC Budget 2018

February 20, 2018
Victoria—The BC NDP government’s first full budget charts a new course with bold investments in housing and childcare that will make life better and more affordable for working people, says the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED). “For 16 years the BC Liberals made decisions that benefited their rich... more

Appointment of new Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean welcomed by BCFED

February 15, 2018
Vancouver - The BC Federation of Labour says it welcomes the appointment today by Premier John Horgan of MLA Mitzi Dean as the newly created Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. “It’s an important move to turn the tide on 16 years of BC Liberal policies that have hurt women... more

Throne Speech builds solid foundation to make life better, more affordable for BC workers

February 13, 2018
Vancouver – In its first formal Throne Speech, BC’s NDP government covered a lot of ground outlining a plan to put people first and address the challenges faced by workers across the province, says the BC Federation of Labour. “It’s a refreshing change,” says BCFED President Irene... more