Briefs and Submissions

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 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

Workers Deserve Better: How We Can Build the Compensation System Injured Workers Need

May 26, 2021
June 1st, 2021 The Workers Deserve Better report lays out concrete legislative and policy changes needed to create a fair, accountable, and worker-centred compensation system.

BCFED Paid Sick Leave Proposal

While the BCFED asserts that ultimately paid sick leave must be employer funded, we acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on many businesses. We’ve therefore, developed a proposal that takes the needs of both workers and our communities into account while providing... more

Bill 23 Consultation on Retirement Age Determination Policies

This is our submission to the WCB on the proposed changes to Bill 23, Consultation on Retirement Age Determination Policies.