News releases

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “Solidarity is the answer to hate”

May 17, 2024
For the past several years, a concerted right-wing campaign has attacked 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and particularly our trans community members. But there’s growing hope that people from all backgrounds are pushing back against the fear and disinformation.

BCFED applauds Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act

May 17, 2024
Rising Tide agreement will mean more certainty, stability for workers in Haida GwaiiThe BC Federation of Labour today congratulated the Haida Nation and the British Columbia government as Bill 25, the Haida Nation Recognition Amendment Act, officially became law late yesterday.

BCCWITT: New training program will improve psychological safety and culture in construction workplaces

Stand Up for Safe Workplaces to launch in spring 2025The BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT) today announced Stand Up for Safe Workplaces, a new approach to workplace culture and safety training. Developed in partnership with the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) Health... more

The Day of Mourning is about action as well as remembrance: BCFED

April 28 is about grief and remembering — honouring the workers we’ve lost, or who’ve been made sick or been injured, because of the work they do.

Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 28, 2024
The International Transgender Day of Visibility is a celebration of the transgender and gender diverse members of our community. And it reminds us how important that visibility is: it reduces isolation, sending a clear message to trans people that they are not alone. And it helps to fight fear,... more

Celebrating International Women's Day by investing in women leaders

March 7, 2024
March 8 is International Women’s Day: a day when we remember, honour and celebrate the contributions of women (both cis and trans) and gender-diverse people in our communities.This year, as we mark IWD, we turn our attention to the upcoming election here in BC and are reminded that elections matter... more

BC budget helps working families close the gap by lowering costs. Let’s help raise wages, too: BCFED 

February 22, 2024
Today’s provincial budget will provide welcome relief for working families struggling with rising costs.

New report sets out bold 10-year plan for integrated public transit throughout BC 

February 16, 2024
Within the next decade, British Columbia’s local transit systems could be united into an upgraded province-wide public transit network, offering safe, reliable, affordable service for riders travelling within and between communities throughout the province. That’s the vision set out in ... more

BCFED endorses ITUC and CLC statements calling for a Gaza ceasefire

January 25, 2024
The Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour has voted to endorse statements by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) regarding the ongoing crisis in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.

BC makes progress, but key protections still missing for gig workers: BCFED

November 16, 2023
Today’s announcement from the BC Ministry of Labour represents some progress for ride-hail and food-delivery workers, but still leaves these workers without the same set of protections provided to every other worker in the province, BC Federation of Labour President Sussanne Skidmore said today.“... more