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.

Cronk and Skidmore acclaimed to second term as BCFED wraps first-ever online convention

November 26, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) — Delegates to the 59th convention of the BC Federation of Labour have acclaimed President Laird Cronk and Secretary-Treasurer Sussanne Skidmore to a second term.

BCFED: Public Health Order compliance necessary to keep workers safe

November 10, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) – BC’s labour movement is urging British Columbians to comply with new regional health orders, to address rising COVID-19 cases across the Lower Mainland and keep workers safe.

BC election results so far “tremendously encouraging” for working people and a future for all: BCFED

October 26, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Election-night returns show a strong likelihood of a clear majority mandate for Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP — which would be great news for working people, BCFED President Laird Cronk said... more

BC Federation of Labour calls for immediate action to protect Mi'kmaq fishers and their rights

October 20, 2020
On behalf of the more than 500,000 members of our affiliate unions, the BC Federation of Labour calls upon the federal government to take immediate action to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from the violent, racist attacks that they have endured at the hands of non-Indigenous commercial fishers.The treaty... more

Statement on Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 30, 2020
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, a day for us to remember and discuss the legacy of the residential school system in Canada, and honour the Indigenous survivors and non-survivors of that system.It’s named for a story shared by Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, who had her brand new orange shirt — bought by... more

This election is a choice between leaving people behind and building a future for all, says BCFED

September 22, 2020
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) Yesterday’s election call gives British Columbians the chance to choose the future they want for their province, BC Federation of Labour President Laird Cronk said today."We have a choice in BC: go back to the... more