BC has an historic opportunity to build an economy that works for everyone: BCFED

May 20, 2020
(Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver BC) As BC’s economy slowly reopens, the province’s labour movement is encouraging British Columbians to think beyond just rebuilding the economy we had before the COVID-19... more

Solidarity with LGBTQI2S people is more important than ever

May 15, 2020
On May 17, we honour the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Since 2004, IDAHOBIT has served to raise awareness of the discrimination and violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and two-spirit (... more

In memory of Ralph McGinn, a champion for workplace safety

May 13, 2020
We're shocked and saddened to learn of WCB Chair Ralph McGinn’s passing on Monday. For many years, he has been at the forefront of keeping BC workers safe on the job: from his work in the 90s as WCB’s VP of Prevention, to leading the agency as President and CEO, and most recently as the board chair... more

BCFED welcomes WCB decision on presumption, calls for faster implementation and more complete coverage

May 11, 2020
(Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver BC) – BC’s labour movement is pleased with the recent Workers Compensation Board (WCB) announcement that COVID-19 will be added to Schedule 1 of the Workers Compensation Act, BCFED president Laird Cronk said today. “It’s an important... more

Ensuring WCB coverage for essential workers is critical: BCFED

(Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver BC) — “You don’t leave your wounded soldiers on the battlefield,” BCFED president Laird Cronk said today, adding “Essential workers who become symptomatic with COVID-19 deserve WCB coverage.” The provincial government has designated a broad range... more

Laird Cronk: From banging pots and pans: Let’s build a future that delivers more for all working people

April 24, 2020
Tonight at 7 p.m., in communities all over our province, British Columbians will step out of their homes. For just a few minutes, we’ll bang pots and pans, sing and cheer in a show of support and respect for workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amidst the pandemic, the fight against racism and discrimination must be front and centre

March 25, 2020
Sussanne Skidmore, Secretary Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) issued the following statement: “The current health crisis has revealed how undervalued certain critical work has been in our society. I want to start off by thanking the workers on the farms throughout BC for... more

BC labour movement welcomes sick leave protections, advocates for robust social supports

(Coast Salish territory, Vancouver BC) - The provincial response to the COVID-19 crisis includes important supports and protections for workers advocated by the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED). Yesterday, the BC government legislated unlimited protected leave for workers who are... more

Resources for workers during COVID-19

March 20, 2020
It is an overwhelming time.

Rent and mortgage relief, preventing evictions, needed to support workers through COVID-19 economic downturn

March 19, 2020
(Coast Salish territory; Vancouver, BC) - As rent and mortgage payments come due at the end of the month, the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) is calling on all levels of government to co-ordinate and prevent evictions and mortgage foreclosures to ensure no one is removed from their... more