Briefs and Submissions

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.

Bill 23 Consultation on Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

This is our submission to the WCB on the proposed changes to Bill 23, Permanent Partial Disability Benefits.

Submission to WCB Public Hearings on proposed amendments to the OHSR, Parts 1, 5, 6, 7, 20, 22, 23 and 26

This is our submission to the Workers' Compensation Board Public Hearings on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Parts 1, 5, 22 and 23: Flammable and combustible liquids; Part 6: Hazardous drugs; Part 7: Ionizing radiation - Dose limits for lens of the eyes; Part... more

Proposed amendments to Occupational Health & Safety Regulations Parts 6, 8, 16, 18, and 21

January 7, 2021
This is our submission to the WCB regarding the proposed amendments for the following regulations: Part 6: Substance Specific Requirements: Pesticides, Sections 6.89-6.90: Restricted entry intervals; consequential amendments to other sections within the same part; Part 8: Personal Protective... more

Proposed Compensation Policies for Section 123(3) of the Workers Compensation Act

September 21, 2020 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
The BC Federation of Labour (“BCFED”) is pleased to provide this submission addressing the proposed compensation policies relating to Section 123(3) of the Workers Compensation Act, [Reconsideration of Board decisions after 75 days], and set out on pages 142-146 of the proposed policy... more

Automation and Labour in British Columbia

September 3, 2020
September 2020 Read the full report here.