British Columbia Federation of Labour ( BCFED )


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The British Columbia Federation of Labour speaks for the over 500,000 members of our affiliated unions, from more than 1,100 locals, working in every aspect of the BC economy.The BCFED, as it is most commonly known, has a long and proud history of fighting for the rights of all working people. The Federation celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2006, but in fact there was also a B.C. Federation of Labour in the early part of this century when unions were first created.The goals of the BCFED are best exemplified by its slogan:“What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all.”The B.C. Federation of Labour’s primary goal is to speak on behalf of and provide resources to its affiliated unions. In doing so, the Federation puts forward the interests of union members across the province to government, employers and the general public.

BCFED press release, blog etc

06/12/2018 - 03:05 Employers cant subcontract away their health and safety responsibilities, top court rules
05/31/2018 - 09:24 BCFEDs Lanzinger available to speak to media about first major increase June 1 on path to $15 minimum wage
05/24/2018 - 11:33 Traffic gridlock: Heavy lifting to find congestion solutions just starting, says BCFED
05/16/2018 - 09:57 BCFED young worker delegation to lobby politicians in Victoria to level the playing field on key issues
05/02/2018 - 15:27 New training authority appointments bring workers insights and expertise to solve BCs skills, training and apprenticeship challenges
04/19/2018 - 13:29 Good-bye to the discriminatory server wage - BCFED applauds commitment to end lower wages for liquor servers
04/13/2018 - 15:17 Overnight protest Saturday at Eastside Vancouver Macs Convenience Store to push for better safety protections for gas, convenience store workers
04/11/2018 - 17:56 Governments mental trauma initiative for first responders a compassionate, important step forward says labour federation
04/05/2018 - 11:46 NDP government ban on extra billing will protect patients, force private clinics to follow the law
03/21/2018 - 12:15 BCFED calls for labour law reforms to remove barriers for workers to join unions
03/21/2018 - 10:18 Statement from President Irene Lanzinger on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
03/20/2018 - 14:07 BCFED to make recommendations Wednesday to labour code review panel to restore balance, fairness to BCs labour laws
03/08/2018 - 09:58 IWD: New BC government committed to making life safer for women at work and at home
03/07/2018 - 13:01 Remembering women farm workers killed in 2007 tragedy
03/02/2018 - 15:58 Women trade unionists to lobby in Victoria Monday for greater protections from violence, assaults and harassment
02/24/2018 - 16:33 BCFED joins MMIWG Coalition partners to weep for Tina Fontaine
02/20/2018 - 16:31 Working people will benefit from bold affordability measures in BC Budget 2018
02/15/2018 - 17:53 Appointment of new Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity Mitzi Dean welcomed by BCFED