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Aquilini family ordered to pay temporary foreign workers $130k in wages after BCFED complaint with partner organizations

May 16, 2019
The BC Federation of Labour is welcoming a Ministry of Labour decision ordering the Aquilini family to pay over $130,000 in wages and vacation pay owed to temporary foreign workers employed at their berry farm in Pitt Meadows.

President Laird Cronk on the labour law changes (video)

May 1, 2019
Global TV's Sonia Sunger sits down with BC Federation of Labour President Laird Cronk to talk about changes to BC's labour laws.

Labour Code changes help restore fairness and balance

April 30, 2019
Proposed revisions to the BC Labour Code will help restore much-needed fairness at unionized worksites across the province. “British Columbia remains a low-wage province, and precarious work is on the rise. The best antidote to economic inequality is greater union density,” says BC Federation of... more

BCFED welcomes rebalancing of Employment Standards Act

April 29, 2019
Victoria - Revisions announced today to British Columbia’s Employment Standards legislation will make a real, positive difference to workers and their families across British Columbia. “The Employment Standards Act is being modernized, providing a more just level of protection for... more

Ceremonies across BC honour lost workers on April 28

April 26, 2019
Richmond — This weekend, thousands of British Columbians are remembering workers who lost their lives on the job, at more than 35 Day of Mourning ceremonies around the province. Today’s Vancouver ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at Jack Poole Plaza, preceded by the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron... more

BC Federation of Labour Calls for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019Senators of CanadaThe Senate of CanadaOttawa, Ontario K1A 0A4BC Federation of Labour Calls for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262Dear Senators,The B.C. Federation of Labour is calling on each Senator of Canada to pass Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in... more

BCFED welcomes worker compensation review giving voice to injured workers

April 3, 2019 | Employment Standards
The BC Federation of Labour is welcoming the formal, independent review of the provincial workers’ compensation and appeal system announced by the provincial government. "Injured workers and their families must be fully and fairly compensated for any loss or injury on the job. We welcome the... more

This International Women’s Day, BCFED challenges men to Be More Than A Bystander in the workplace

March 8, 2019
The following is a statement from the BC Federation of Labour leaders Sussanne Skidmore and Laird Cronk on International Women’s Day: This year, the Federation is focusing on shifting the culture in B.C. with respect to women’s’ rights and safety.

Asbestos leading cause of workplace deaths, yet 2 violations a day reported by WorkSafeBC

BC Insulators Union and BC Federation of Labour call for immediate BC government action to provincially license asbestos removal firms after BC Supreme Court ruling permanently banning company that broke rules over 230 times, has not paid fines of $635,000 over 9 years ... more

Budget 2019 strengthens employment standards and highlights path for good, green jobs

February 19, 2019
VICTORIA – Budget 2019 focuses on measures that will benefit thousands of working families, create opportunities for new and under-employed workers to access good, green jobs and strengthen employment standards.