Cronk and Skidmore acclaimed to second term as BCFED wraps first-ever online convention

November 26, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) — Delegates to the 59th convention of the BC Federation of Labour have acclaimed President Laird Cronk and Secretary-Treasurer Sussanne Skidmore to a second term.

BCFED: Public Health Order compliance necessary to keep workers safe

November 10, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) – BC’s labour movement is urging British Columbians to comply with new regional health orders, to address rising COVID-19 cases across the Lower Mainland and keep workers safe.

BC election results so far “tremendously encouraging” for working people and a future for all: BCFED

October 26, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Election-night returns show a strong likelihood of a clear majority mandate for Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP — which would be great news for working people, BCFED President Laird Cronk said... more

BC Federation of Labour calls for immediate action to protect Mi'kmaq fishers and their rights

October 20, 2020
On behalf of the more than 500,000 members of our affiliate unions, the BC Federation of Labour calls upon the federal government to take immediate action to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from the violent, racist attacks that they have endured at the hands of non-Indigenous commercial fishers.The treaty... more

Statement on Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 30, 2020
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, a day for us to remember and discuss the legacy of the residential school system in Canada, and honour the Indigenous survivors and non-survivors of that system.It’s named for a story shared by Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, who had her brand new orange shirt — bought by... more

This election is a choice between leaving people behind and building a future for all, says BCFED

September 22, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Yesterday’s election call gives British Columbians the chance to choose the future they want for their province, BC Federation of Labour President Laird Cronk said today."We have a choice in BC: go back to the... more

BC government recovery plan recognizes “people are the economy”: BCFED

September 18, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) ­— ­The recovery plan announced yesterday by Premier John Horgan and Finance Minister Carole James looks promising, with significant investments in the province’s workers, BC Federation of... more

BC Wants a Fair Recovery, not Cuts to Business Taxes and Regulations: BCFED Poll

September 16, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) As BC's economy reopens, British Columbians overwhelmingly opt for building a better, fairer province over re-creating the economy we had before, a new poll has found.In a recent poll conducted by polling firm... more

Three in five BC workers’ jobs face "medium to high likelihood" of automation impact: new BCFED report

September 4, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, when many people think about the future of work, they think about the trend toward working from home.

On a physically-distanced Labour Day, let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer BC

September 4, 2020
by Laird Cronk, Presidentand Sussanne Skidmore, Secretary-TreasurerBC Federation of LabourThis Labour Day is a lot different from past years. You won’t see the big parades, rallies and parties we usually have. Instead it’s small, carefully-distanced backyard get-togethers and on-screen virtual... more