Briefs and Submissions

Precarious Work

September 14, 2022
MISCLASSIFICATION — when employers label their employees as “independent contractors” — is the single biggest reason precariouswork is precarious. That’s been a long‑standing issue, but is increasingly widespread with the rise of the so-called gig economy and the boom in app-based work. Learn more... more

Select Standing Committee on Health: Public Consultation - Overdose and drug toxicity crisis

The BCFED is recognized by the government as a significant advocate for the health and safety of workers in BC. As health and safety advocates, we are committed to addressing the urgent and ongoing illicit drug toxicity and overdose crisis. This commitment was renewed with the adoption of... more

Submission to the WCB on Suitable Occupation for LOE Assessment

A pdf of the complete submission can be found here.IntroductionThe BC Federation of Labour (“Federation”, “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed policy amendments regarding suitable occupation for loss of earnings (“LOE”) assessment.

Submission to the WCB on Permanent Psychological Disability Benefits Policy Review Consultation

A pdf of the complete submission can be found here.The BC Federation of Labour (“Federation” “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission on the current Permanent Disability Benefits Policy Review.

Submission to the WCB on Determining Workplace Status

A pdf of the complete submission can be found here.The BC Federation of Labour (“Federation” “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide a submission on the current review of the Workers’ Compensation Board’s (“WCB”) policy governing workplace status.

Submission to WCB on proposed regulatory amendments to Part 3, Reassignment of refused work

December 16, 2021 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
A PDF of the complete submission can be found here.IntroductionThe BC Federation of Labour (“Federation,” “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed amendments to:

Submission to WCB on proposed regulatory amendments to Part 3

This is our submission to the WCB on the proposed regulatory amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation, Part 3: Rights and responsibilities, Occupational first aid. We believe our proposed amendments will strengthen the rights of all injured workers to the highest levels of... more

Submission to BC Budget Consultations 2022

September 28, 2021 | Employment Standards
Our submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services of the Legislative Assembly of BC on BC Budget Consultations 2022.

An Equitable Recovery – The Case for Paid Sick Leave as a Right of Employment in BC

September 7, 2021
Read the full reportIn much of the world, the idea that workers should have to choose between going to work sick or losing a badly-needed paycheque is absurd. Yet in British Columbia, that’s the choice faced by sick workers every day — because most BC workers don’t have access to paid sick leave.

Submission to WCB on proposed regulatory amendments to Part 3, Section 3.12, Refusal of Unsafe Work

This is our submission to the WCB on the proposed regulatory amendments to Part 3 of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, Rights and Responsibilities, Section 3.12, Refusal of Unsafe Work. The Federation is recognized by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the government as a... more