BCFED welcomes job-protected vaccine leave, calls on province to ensure workers don’t lose pay

(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) The BC Federation of Labour welcomed today’s announcement that the BC government has improved regulations to ensure workers have job-protected leave to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Trans rights are human rights, says BCFED on International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 31, 2021
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) — The BC Federation of Labour issued the following statement today on the International Transgender Day of Visibility: Today, on the International Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate transgender, non-... more

Labour: protect worker rights, not gig employers

March 24, 2021
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) The Canadian Labour Congress and provincial and territorial federations of labour find Uber's self‑serving proposal for Flexible Work+ dangerous, undermining and offensive to the rights and dignity of... more

Statement by the BCFED on the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2021
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) The BCFED released the following statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

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