Statements

BC Federation of Labour Statement on December 3 International Day of Persons With Disabilities

December 2, 2016
Vancouver-The following is a statement from BCFED president Irene Lanzinger: “One of the fundamental missions of the BC Federation of Labour and the labour movement in our province is to strive to make all workplaces safe for workers with disabilities. So on this important date,... more

Statement by BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger on the US election result

November 9, 2016
In what will emerge as uncertain times, there is a cautionary message that needs to be heeded in the US election results. The unexpected triumph of Donald Trump rests on the deep seated desire for change by many Americans—including working people. And while it remains to be seen what the outcome... more

BC NDP commits to Aboriginal peoples’ rights and reconciliation

September 22, 2016
The BC Federation of Labour says that commitments made today by the BC NDP to First Nations leaders will address historic wrongs, come to grips with contemporary injustice and chart a path for reconciliation. Speaking at the Union of BC Indian Chiefs annual meeting in Vancouver, party leader John... more

BC Federation of Labour Statement on Pride

July 30, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, president of the BC Federation of Labour, regarding Pride events in British Columbia: “Pride Season is in full swing and events have been taking place across the province that celebrate our diversity and continue to... more

BCFED marks National Day of Reconciliation

June 11, 2016
Vancouver – June 11 is the National Day of Reconciliation, marking the federal government’s apology in 2008 to the indigenous people harmed by the residential school system. The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour: “June 11 is an... more

Injured Workers’ Day Highlights Need for Improved Compensation System

May 31, 2016
Vancouver – June 1 is National Injured Workers’ Day, a day to stand in solidarity with injured workers for the restoration of dignity, respect and justice. The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour: “Every year the BC Federation of... more

National Day of Mourning – a call to action for a comprehensive ban on asbestos

April 28, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, marking the National Day of Mourning: “Every year communities across the country hold ceremonies to mark the National Day of Mourning on April 28. It is a day we remember all... more

Renewed call for Public Inquiry on the Anniversary of the Lakeland Sawmill Explosion

April 23, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, marking the fourth anniversary of the Lakeland sawmill explosion: “It has been four long years since the tragic explosion at the Lakeland sawmill in Prince George on April 23,... more

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: “Today marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The BC... more

Statement on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, on International Women’s Day: March 8 marks International Women’s Day – a day to reflect on the past achievements and victories of the women’s movement, and a day to name the... more