Briefs and Submissions

Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 18, Traffic Control, and Part 26, Forestry Operations

February 14, 2020 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
Thousands of our members are involved in roadside work including traffic control operations, working as Traffic Control Persons (TCPs), workers who are involved in road maintenance and construction, and workers who are responsible for traffic enforcement.

BCFED responds to ride-hailing applicants on necessity of respecting employment standards

November 21, 2019 | Employment Standards
British Columbia’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) is reviewing applications filed by prospective ride-hailing services to operate in BC. The BC Federation of Labour was given the opportunity to review and respond to applicant responses to our previous submission. The PTB has the opportunity,... more

Proposed amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) to part 5, exposure limits, part 6, hazardous drugs, and part 26, forestry operations, of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The BC Federation of Labour appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed amendments to: • Part 5: Consultation on proposed occupational exposure limits based on the new or revised 2016, 2017, and 2018 ACGIH TLVs for selected chemical substances; • Part 6:... more

Proposed amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 6: Substance Specific Requirements, Hazardous Drugs

The BC Federation of Labour appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 6: Substance Specific Requirements, Hazardous Drugs. Although the current provisions of Part 6 Cytotoxic drug regulation... more

BCFED calls for employment standards protections for ride-hail workers

October 1, 2019 | Employment Standards
British Columbia’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) is reviewing applications filed by prospective ride-hailing services to operate in BC. The BC Federation of Labour believes the review must consider the rights and well-being of workers in the industry. Ride-hailing companies should have to... more

Petrie Report recommendations on vocational rehabilitation and cost relief

September 26, 2019 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
The BC Federation of Labour (“Federation,” “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed recommendations on vocational rehabilitation and cost relief from the compensation policy review by Paul Petrie: Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centered Approach... more

Submission on Paid Leave for Workers Facing Domestic and Sexual Violence

September 24, 2019 | Employment Standards
The BC Federation of Labour (“BCFED”), through its affiliated members, represents over 500,000 union members in the province of British Columbia and acts as a voice for all working people in the province. The BCFED welcomes the opportunity to provide this written submission on the topic of paid... more

Submission on the WCB proposed 2019-2021 policy workplans

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) represents more than 500,000 unionized workers in all industries across BC. However, the BC Federation of Labour is a longstanding major stakeholder at the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), recognized as being the voice for all workers in the province. The BCFED... more

Janet Patterson Compensation Review Submission

The BCFED is recognized as a major stakeholder by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB, the Board). We advocate for all BC workers for stronger preventative legislation and for full compensation for injured workers and their families. We applaud the government’s decision to conduct this long... more

Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 8, High Visibility Apparel, Part 20, Concrete Pumping, Equipment Inspections, and Part 21, Blasting Operations

The BC Federation of Labour (“Federation,” “BCFED”) appreciates the opportunity to provide our submission with respect to the proposed amendments to: Part 8: Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment: Section 8.24, High Visibility and Distinguishing Apparel Part 20: Construction, Excavation and... more