Statements

BC Federation of Labour Statement on Pride

August 3, 2017
The following is a statement from BCFED president Irene Lanzinger: Vancouver - The BC Federation of Labour would like to wish working people in British Columbia a happy Pride season. Already tens of thousands have celebrated pride in communities across the province including Prince... more

National Aboriginal Day Statement by President Irene Lanzinger

June 21, 2017
June 21 marks the 21st celebration of Canada’s National Aboriginal Day. It’s a day that acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of indigenous peoples and the rich heritage of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. In a practical way, this acknowledgement begins with recognizing the traditional... more

June 1, National Injured Workers’ Day statement from BCFED President Irene Lanzinger

May 31, 2017
Vancouver--“Last year more than 100,000 workplace injuries and occupational illnesses were reported in BC. It’s an incredible toll on workers and their families. June 1 is National Injured Workers’ Day across Canada, a day to stand in solidarity with injured workers for the... more

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

March 31, 2017
As part of our support for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we are encouraging affiliates and union members across the province to post information in their communities about providing testimony to the National Inquiry. Attached is a one-page document that... more

BCFED statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 20, 2017
The following is a statement from BCFED President Irene Lanzinger: “This year, on March 21st, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with a message on behalf of the 500,000 union members in this province and their families. To truly understand the impact of... more

BC needs a leader who will make life better for women

March 7, 2017
The following is a statement from BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger to mark International Women’s Day, March 8: “As we celebrate International Women’s Day for 2017, a provincial election that has profound consequences for women is just around the corner on May 9. How have women... more

Statement from the BC Federation of Labour regarding the tragic slaying of Winnipeg transit operator Irvine Jubal Fraser

February 17, 2017
The BC Federation of Labour is voicing its concern that governments across Canada must do more to protect worker safety, after a Winnipeg bus driver was murdered in an attack by a passenger on February 14. BCFED President Irene Lanzinger extends condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of... more

BCFED Statement on Black History Month

February 2, 2017
The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, president of the BC Federation of Labour. “The month of February 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the celebration of Black History Month in Canada. As we continue to bear witness to the ongoing struggle for equitable treatment of black people in... more

BCFED Statement in response to the terrorist attack against Muslims at Quebec City mosque

January 31, 2017
The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour: “To the victims and their families of the January 29th terrorist attack on the Centre Cultural Islamique de Quebec which took the lives of Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, Ibrahima Barry, 39... more

Statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour to commemorate December 6

December 6, 2016
Vancouver-The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, to commemorate December 6: