Laird Cronk: Labour law changes help restore fairness and balance

May 13, 2019
Proposed changes to B.C. labour laws will make a real difference for workers, particularly the most vulnerable — children, new Canadians, and the working poor.

President Laird Cronk on the labour law changes (video)

May 1, 2019
Global TV's Sonia Sunger sits down with BC Federation of Labour President Laird Cronk to talk about changes to BC's labour laws.

Labour Code changes help restore fairness and balance

April 30, 2019
Proposed revisions to the BC Labour Code will help restore much-needed fairness at unionized worksites across the province. “British Columbia remains a low-wage province, and precarious work is on the rise. The best antidote to economic inequality is greater union density,” says BC Federation of... more

BCFED welcomes rebalancing of Employment Standards Act

April 29, 2019
Victoria - Revisions announced today to British Columbia’s Employment Standards legislation will make a real, positive difference to workers and their families across British Columbia. “The Employment Standards Act is being modernized, providing a more just level of protection for... more

Ceremonies across BC honour lost workers on April 28

April 26, 2019
Richmond — This weekend, thousands of British Columbians are remembering workers who lost their lives on the job, at more than 35 Day of Mourning ceremonies around the province. Today’s Vancouver ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at Jack Poole Plaza, preceded by the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron... more

BC Federation of Labour statement on the attacks in Sri Lanka

April 25, 2019
The BC Federation of Labour is profoundly troubled to learn of the attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka that claimed the lives of hundreds in their places of worship. On behalf of the 500,000 union members represented by the Federation through its affiliates, we condemn... more

BC Federation of Labour Calls for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262

April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019Senators of CanadaThe Senate of CanadaOttawa, Ontario K1A 0A4BC Federation of Labour Calls for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262Dear Senators,The B.C. Federation of Labour is calling on each Senator of Canada to pass Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in... more

BCFED welcomes worker compensation review giving voice to injured workers

The BC Federation of Labour is welcoming the formal, independent review of the provincial workers’ compensation and appeal system announced by the provincial government. "Injured workers and their families must be fully and fairly compensated for any loss or injury on the job. We welcome the... more

BCFED Statement on March 21: The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2019
The following is a statement from BC Federation of Labour leadership Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore: Today marks 59 years since 69 people were killed by police in South Africa while attending a peaceful demonstration against Apartheid Pass Laws. Every year since March 21, 1960, the... more

Statement on mosque attacks in New Zealand

March 15, 2019
Vancouver – The following is a statement from Laird Cronk, president and Sussanne Skidmore, secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour: “Today our thoughts are with the people of New Zealand after yesterday’s devastating shooting in Christchurch. While information is still... more