Statements

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

Statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 4, 2015
Vancouver - The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. “Today marks the 26th anniversary of the day a 25-year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de... more

BC Federation of Labour Statement on International Persons with Disabilities Day

December 3, 2015
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour regarding International Persons with Disabilities Day. “This year marks the 23rd anniversary of International Persons with Disabilities Day, proclaimed in December 1992 by the UN... more

BCFED congratulates Art Kube on his appointment to the Order of Canada

July 1, 2015
VANCOUVER - The following is a statement from BC Federation of Labour president Irene Lanzinger on the appointment of Art Kube to the Order of Canada: “On behalf of the BC Federation of Labour, it is a great pleasure to congratulate Art Kube on his appointment as a Member of the... more

Statement on National Aboriginal Day, June 21

June 19, 2015
VANCOUVER - The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour to mark June 21, National Aboriginal Day. “June 21 is Canada’s National Aboriginal Day - a day to celebrate the beautiful, diverse and rich history and culture of Canada’s First... more

Injured Workers’ Day Highlights Need for Improved Compensation System

June 1, 2015
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

Coroner’s Inquest into Lakeland sawmill explosion highlights the need for independent public inquiry

May 15, 2015
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour: “I want to thank the jury for their work on this inquest, and am pleased to see some strong directives regarding strengthening joint health and safety committees and reinforcing... more