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

BC Federation of Labour welcomes consultation on paid domestic and sexual violence leave

August 30, 2019
Vancouver-Today, the BC NDP government announced a consultation on paid domestic and sexual violence leave. “The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) welcomes the consultation and will use the opportunity to strongly advocate for employers to provide at least 10 days paid leave to their... more

BCFED commends government for ending use of self-help kit for employment standards complaints.

August 28, 2019
Vancouver - Today, the BC NDP government announced that the Employment Standards Branch will no longer require workers to use the so-called “self-help” kit to resolve employment standards complaints. The self-help kit forced workers to first file workplace complaints with their... more

Landmark ruling by Labour Relations Board a victory for BC’s labour movement

July 30, 2019
Vancouver - BC’s Labour Relations Board (LRB) has upheld the right of the BCFED to use a “hot edict” to put economic pressure on unfair employers during labour disputes. On July 29, the LRB ruled on a challenge by Western Forest Products (WFP) that sought to limit the scope of the... more

BC Federation of Labour steps up pressure on Western Forest Products, issues “hot edict”

July 10, 2019
Vancouver – The BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) announced a “hot edict” today on Western Forest Products (WFP) in a show of solidarity with striking forest workers. The move, welcomed by the United Steelworkers (USW), means that members of the BCFED’s affiliated unions have been asked to no longer... more

Statement from the BC Federation of Labour on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 20, 2019
This year, National Indigenous Peoples Day comes at a critical moment for Indigenous rights recognition in Canada and BC. Key legislation to entrench Indigenous rights, Bill C-262, is stuck in the Senate and Prime Minister Trudeau has abandoned his commitment to ensure it passes it into law. “This... more

BCFED 2019 Pride season statement: Leave no one behind

June 14, 2019
For the 2019 Pride season, the BC Federation of Labour is renewing its call for no one within the LGBTQ community to be left behind. “All equity-seeking groups within the Pride community should be welcomed, heard, and celebrated. Pride began as a protest, as a mechanism to free an oppressed... more