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BC Federation of Retired Union
Welcome to BC FORUM

The BC Federation of Retired Union Members – BC FORUM – serving the needs of both retired and active union members over the age of 50 throughout British Columbia.

Welcome to the BC FORUM website. Our organization allows retired and active union members over the age of 50 an opportunity to renew your social network of union members and realize savings in programs, services and products only possible through group negotiation.

Join BC FORUM today!

Current News & Events:

November, 2018 - Canadian Health Coalition launches National Seniors Care Strategy campaign

October, 2018 - Live broadcast debate on Electoral Reform with Premier John Horgan and Leader of the Official Opposition Andrew Wilkinson on November 8 at 7:00 pm

October, 2018 - BC FORUM sends letters of concern to Prime Minister and Canada Post CEO re fair agreements for CUPW members

October, 2018 - New provincial legislation will help protect migrant workers from bad employers

October 16, 2018 - Canadian Union of Postal Workers issues 72-hour strike notice

October, 2018 - Labour Councils endorse 2018 municipal election candidates across BC

September, 2018 - BC seniors to get the hours of care they need as funding and staffing increased

September, 2018 - PSAC launches national television ad campaign to highlight the dedication of public service workers throughout the Phoenix pay system disaster

September, 2018 - BC Seniors Advocate releases report highlighting latest health data for BC residents receiving home care and living in long-term care facilities

September, 2018 - Housing, health care & pension issues dominate CURC’s national convention

September, 2018 - Autumn 2018 edition of the Advocate now posted online

September, 2018 - 35th Anniversary of Operation Solidarity events taking place in October & November, presented by the BC Labour Heritage Centre

September, 2018 - Op Ed Vancouver Sun: Hassan Yussuff: Canada needs a single-payer, universal prescription drug program

September, 2018 - Labour Day Op-Ed by Irene Lanzinger, president of the BC Federation of Labour

August, 2018 - Families and seniors receive more help to pay rent

August, 2018 - Support restoring western Canada bus service

August, 2018 - Join BC’s Labour Communities to celebrate Labour Day 2018

August, 2018 - CURC 13th Constitutional Convention seeking support

August, 2018 - Horgan government proclaims October 1st 2018 “International Day of Older Persons in the Province of British Columbia”

August, 2018 - Congress of Union Retirees of Canada: British Columbia Seniors want stronger national coordination from CURC

July, 2018 - TAKE ACTION on National Public Drug Plan!

July, 2018 - Sign the petition today: Tell Trudeau to pay public service workers properly and on time, every time

July, 2018 - B.C.’s seniors advocate says shortage of care aides due to low wages, not supply - from Global News

June, 2018 - It’s time for British Columbians to get what they vote for, says Pro Rep advocates

June, 2018 - Premier John Horgan featured speaker at BC FORUM Annual General Meeting

June, 2018 - BC and Ottawa sign 10 year $1 Billion affordable housing agreement

June, 2018 - Family-and-friend caregivers to receive much-needed relief with expanded supports

June, 2018 - Government’s Rental Housing Task Force needs your input

June, 2018 - National Pensioners Federation publishes June 2018 newsletter

June, 2018 - COSCO BC publishes June 2018 newsletter, now available for download

June, 2018 - Vancouver Coastal Health launches new, 24-hours a day seniors transportation hotline

June, 2018 - Meet n’Greet for Northern Vancouver Island BC FORUM members: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

May, 2018 - BC government launches new bus service for northern half of province

May, 2018 - BC FORUM sends letter of concern to Health Minister Adrian Dix about the recent takeover of Anbang Insurance by the Chinese government regulator

May, 2018 - BC FORUM’s AGM set for Wednesday, June 27, 2018

May, 2018 - BC government’s primary health-care strategy focuses on faster, team-based care


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BC FORUM Table Officers: standing, from left are Dan Bradford, Treasurer; Sam Wiese, First Vice-President; Miriam Olney, Board Secretary; Gord Savard, Second Vice-President. Sitting, from left, are Diane Wood, President and Irene Lanzinger, Chairperson and President of the BC Federation of Labour.

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