B.C. can continue leading Canada with paid sick leave protection for all workers

March 19, 2021
by Laird Cronk and Sussanne SkidmoreThere are many measures we’ve taken as a province and a country to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19: Physical distancing, mask mandates and more.But there’s one measure we could be taking that would get us through this pandemic with fewer cases and a... more

BCFED statement on the Vancouver Tenants Union’s No Rent Debt petition

March 16, 2021
Rental relief needed, renters require continued support through the COVID-19 pandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic has passed its one-year anniversary, and its devastating economic impact is still far from over. Working people continue to shoulder an enormous burden, with job loss and uncertainty... more

On International Women’s Day, we recommit to a recovery with equity: BCFED

March 8, 2021
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Sussanne Skidmore, secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour, released the following statement today on International Women’s Day:Today, all over the world, we celebrate the accomplishments and progress of... more

We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada.

February 25, 2021
Joint Statement by Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Federations of Labour: In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee... more

We can’t afford to wait. It’s time for paid sick leave for every worker in Canada.

February 25, 2021
Joint Statement by Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Federations of Labour: In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee... more

Charan Gill leaves a legacy of courage, justice and solidarity: BCFED

February 3, 2021
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) — The British Columbia Federation of Labour released the following statement today: Our province’s labour movement joins British Columbians everywhere mourning the death of Charan Gill. We will always remember his... more

BCFED statement on Black History Month

February 1, 2021
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) — Today marks the start of Black History Month. Every February, we celebrate the achievements and contributions of people of African descent. And as much as it's a time of celebration, it's also an occasion for... more

Court decision underlines need for immediate action on asbestos removal regulation: BCFED 

(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Laird Cronk, president of the BC Federation of Labour, released the following statement today in response to news of a BC Court of Appeal decision upholding the Workers’ Compensation Board’s actions against Mike... more

BCFED pleased with protection of food delivery workers’ wages and tips

December 22, 2020
The BC Federation of Labour is pleased to see that the BC Government’s announcement of temporary service fee caps for food delivery includes protection of workers' wages and tips. "By protecting workers wages and tips, the BCNDP government shows it understands the critical role delivery workers... more

BCFED calls for solidarity “at every level” on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2020
We acknowledge that we are making this statement from unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories.Today is Human Rights Day, the UN’s commemoration of the signing of the historic Universal Declaration on Human Rights on December 10, 1948.