BC Federation of Labour Statement on the Situation in Wet’suwet’en Territory

February 7, 2020
On January 14th, 2020 the BC Federation of Labour called on the RCMP to step back and allow for government to government dialogue to address the concerns raised by Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, in an effort to find mutual solutions to the complex issues constituting this dispute. Since that time... more

As Uber and Lyft arrive in BC, rights of ride-hailing drivers must be protected

January 23, 2020
(Vancouver, BC) The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) responded today to the issuing of licenses to Uber and Lyft by the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB), emphasizing that ride-hailing companies must comply with BC’s labour laws and ensure drivers have minimum labour protections... more

BC Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with Regina Co-op Refinery workers

January 22, 2020
The BC Federation of Labour stands in solidarity with the workers that have been locked-out by the Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina. Over 700 workers are fighting to protect their pensions against a highly profitable employer that is bringing in replacement workers. These workers and their... more

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