Labour organizations call on BC government to license asbestos removal firms after dangerous exposure puts workers, public at risk

November 20, 2019 | Health, Safety, and Compensation
VANCOUVER – The BC Insulators Union, Vancouver-New Westminster Building Trades Council and BC Federation of Labour are calling on the BC government to immediately license asbestos removal firms. The call comes after the BC Supreme Court sentenced a flagrant violator of safety laws... more

To tackle economic insecurity, workers need a Jagmeet Singh NDP government

November 7, 2019
This week, Federal NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, joined striking hotel workers on a Vancouver picket line. He marched and chanted with hundreds of workers who had been out of work for over three weeks and voiced his support for their fight for safe working conditions, stable employment, and fair wages... more

BC workers welcome introduction of Indigenous rights legislation

October 24, 2019
Vancouver-The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) and its affiliated unions stand proudly with Indigenous people and communities in support of historic Indigenous rights legislation introduced today by the BC NDP government. The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was... more

BC Federation of Labour issues boycott call on four luxury hotels in Vancouver

October 9, 2019
Vancouver BC - BC’s labour movement is calling on the public to boycott the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Westin Bayshore, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, and Rosewood Hotel Georgia in support of striking workers. The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) represents nearly fifty affiliated... more

Media Advisory: BC Federation of Labour to make announcement in support of striking hotel workers

October 8, 2019
Vancouver BC - BC Federation of Labour President Laird Cronk will join striking UNITE HERE Local 40 workers on the picket line to share a significant announcement. The strike on four downtown hotels —the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Westin Bayshore, Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, and... more

Employment standards should apply to Uber and Lyft

October 1, 2019
Vancouver BC - The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) is challenging BC’s Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) to ensure ride-hailing companies don’t ignore labour laws at the expense of workers’ rights. In a letter to the PTB released today, the BCFED outlined why ride-hailing... more

BCFED statement on youth-led global climate strikes

September 24, 2019 | Climate Change
This Friday, September 27th, students from across British Columbia will walk out of classes and join millions of people around the globe in massive public demonstrations to demand action on the climate crisis. These demonstrations come at a critical moment in Canada, with students sending a clear... more

Campaign demands paid leave for workers experiencing violence

September 19, 2019
The BC Federation of Labour is calling on the BC Government to give workers experiencing domestic or sexual violence at least 10 days of paid leave. BC is one of the only provinces that doesn’t require employers to provide paid leave. The online campaign comes in response to a public consultation... more

BC workers should celebrate a remarkable year of progress

September 1, 2019 | Employment Standards
It might not be the chatter at your Labour Day BBQ, but make no mistake: 2019 was a remarkable year of progress for workers and their families in B.C. Let me explain. It starts with economic security. Tens of thousands of low-wage workers, the majority of whom are women, are now feeling the benefit... more

Statement: Labour Day 2019

August 30, 2019
Labour Day is a celebration of workers, unions, and of our movement and a chance to reflect on our incredible achievements. By any measure, 2019 was a banner year for workers and their families in BC. Thanks in part to our ‘Workers Deserve Better’ campaign, the labour movement was instrumental in... more