Statements

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

Renewed calls for Public Inquiry on the Anniversary of Babine Sawmill Explosion

January 20, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a joint statement from the United Steelworkers, the BC Federation of Labour, the First Nations Summit, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the BC Assembly of First Nations marking the fourth anniversary of the Babine sawmill explosion: “It has been four... more

Remembering the fallen workers of the Bentall Tower tragedy

January 7, 2016
Vancouver – The following is a statement from BC Federation of Labour President, Irene Lanzinger, marking the 35th anniversary of the Bentall Tower tragedy: “The BC Federation of Labour has a long history of advocating for healthier and safer workplaces for all workers in BC. Today... more

BC Federation of Labour Statement on International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015
Vancouver - The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, on International Human Rights Day. “December 10, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of two important international laws that have shaped the landscape of human rights around the... more