International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “Solidarity is the answer to hate”

May 17, 2024
For the past several years, a concerted right-wing campaign has attacked 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and particularly our trans community members. But there’s growing hope that people from all backgrounds are pushing back against the fear and disinformation.

The Day of Mourning is about action as well as remembrance: BCFED

April 28 is about grief and remembering — honouring the workers we’ve lost, or who’ve been made sick or been injured, because of the work they do.

Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 28, 2024
The International Transgender Day of Visibility is a celebration of the transgender and gender diverse members of our community. And it reminds us how important that visibility is: it reduces isolation, sending a clear message to trans people that they are not alone. And it helps to fight fear,... more

Celebrating International Women's Day by investing in women leaders

March 7, 2024
March 8 is International Women’s Day: a day when we remember, honour and celebrate the contributions of women (both cis and trans) and gender-diverse people in our communities.This year, as we mark IWD, we turn our attention to the upcoming election here in BC and are reminded that elections matter... more

BCFED endorses ITUC and CLC statements calling for a Gaza ceasefire

January 25, 2024
The Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour has voted to endorse statements by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) regarding the ongoing crisis in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel.

Reconciliation requires solidarity, and solidarity requires reconciliation: Statement by the BCFED on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2023
Today we honour the memories of the Indigenous children whose lives were lost to the residential school system, and the grief of the survivors, their families and their communities.

Standing up against anti-trans hate on September 20, and always

September 18, 2023
The British Columbia Federation of Labour stands firmly and proudly with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the face of a surge of anti-trans hate speech and actions across the country.

Confronting the past and building a just future together: BCFED statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 20, 2023
(Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) — The BC Federation of Labour today released the following statement regarding National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21:National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to honor and appreciate the rich cultures, histories... more

Solidarity and celebration in the face of hate: BCFED statement on Pride Month

June 2, 2023
The BC Federation of Labour today released the following statement by federation president Sussanne Skidmore: Pride was born as an act of protest, led by Black and Latina trans women. It was sparked in defiance of persecution, and an expression of both individual courage and community strength. It’... more

BCFED Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2023
We mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2023 during an especially difficult year for 2SLGBTQIA+ people around the world. We've seen a growing number of hateful incidents. Thankfully, we've also seen strong community responses — and BC's unions have been proud to... more