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February, 2018: Protein for People now “The Union Protein Project”

February, 2018: Throne Speech builds solid foundation to make life better, more affordable for BC workers

February, 2018: Government to cover prescriptions for lowest income earners

February, 2018 - BC Fair PharmaCare announcement:
An important step towards fairness and affordability

February, 2018 - Canada’s unions unite with employers, doctors and retirees to call for pharmacare

February, 2018 - Seniors activist Lorraine Logan passes away

February, 2018 - BC FORUM submits Poverty Reduction Strategy for Seniors to the BC government

February, 2018 - Appointment of new labour board chair, Jacquie de Aguayo, will restore fairness, balance at LRB says BC Fed

January, 2018 - Injured workers will benefit from enhanced WCB funding for advocacy and support

January, 2018 - Critical worker shortages in seniors care drive recruitment campaign

December, 2017 - Read the National Pensioners Federation Newsletter published December 2017

December, 2017 - Seniors Advocate releases 3rd Annual Report: Monitoring Seniors’ Services 2017

December 1, 2017 - World AIDS Day message from Stephen Lewis and the Stephen Lewis Foundation

November, 2017 - BC Fed urges Fair Wages Commission to reach $15/hour by January 2019 and eliminate exemptions

November, 2017 - BC FORUM sends submission to Fair Wages Commission supporting $15/hr minimum wage

November, 2017 - Canadian Health Coalition E-News from Summer 2017

November, 2017 - End pension theft: NDP

November, 2017 - Download and read the most recent issue of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC) newsletter.

October, 2017 - From the Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Providing seniors customer service - can we do better?

October, 2017 - BC Federation of Labour welcomes the establishment of the Fair Wages Commission

September, 2017 - Canadian Universal Pharmacare Program
Would Save More Than $4 Billion A Year: PBO

September, 2017 - October 1st marks the UN’s International Day of Older Persons: sign the CLC’s petition calling for a National Pharmacare Program

September, 2017 - BCGEU president Stephanie Smith responds to latest report from BC Seniors Advocate: ‘More care workers needed to make seniors feel more at home’

September, 2017 - BC NDP budget update brings relief for working families

September, 2017 - BC Fed News Release: Throne speech highlights new approach that puts people first

August, 2017 - Changes at Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal

August, 2017 - Summer 2017 Newsletter issued from the Office of the Seniors Advocate

August, 2017 - Labour Relations Board sanctions Pacific Blue Cross

August, 2017 - Pacific Blue Cross harming its brand with lockout

August, 2017 - BCFED welcomes the re-establishment of a BC Human Rights Commission

July, 2017 - New government will work for working people in BC, says BC Fed

July, 2017 - BC FORUM expresses support for locked out CUPE 1816 members and sends letter to their employer Pacific Blue Cross

July, 2017 - Plight of laid off Sears staff highlights need for stronger protections for workers nationally, provincially, says BC Fed

July, 2017 - Join the celebration of this year’s International Day of Older Persons and order your flag today!

July, 2017 - Summer 2017 issue of The Advocate now available online

June, 2017 - Silver lining in brazen, desperate throne speech is that Clark game over countdown begins, says BCFED

June, 2017 - Union retirees stage plans for national public drug program & better health care

June, 2017 - Congress of Canadian Retirees of Canada (CURC) issues submission to HoC Standing Committee on Finance re Pension Benefits Standards Act

May, 2017 - COSCO Health & Wellness Institute seeking facilitators for Workshops for Seniors, training will be provided

April, 2017 - BC FORUM sends letter to BC Minister of Health seeking province to cover costs for seniors’ shingles vaccine

April, 2017 - Unemployment in BC rises, province leads country in precarious part-time work—March job stats

April, 2017 - Newsletter from Judy Darcy MLA, Opposition Spokesperson for Health

March, 2017 - Fraud prevention: Know how to protect yourself; from BC Securities Commission InvestRight

March, 2017 - Clark Liberals siphoning millions of dollars in WCB funds that should go to injured workers, and improved workplace safety measures, says BCFED

March, 2017 - CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights

March, 2017 - BC Fed releases second Game Over Christy ad pointing to forestry job losses, minimum wage and corporate donations

March, 2017 - Hopes for a Canadian Health Accord Dashed, says Ontario Health Coalition

March, 2017 - Former BC FORUM Board member Ray Andrus passes away; Celebration of Life service to take place March 18th in Surrey

March, 2017 - BC needs a leader who will make BC better for women, say Irene Lanzinger, BC Federation of Labour president on occassion of International Womens Day

February, 2017 - Christy Clark’s minimum wage announcement: 10 cents an hour more than planned won't lift 500,000 BC workers out of poverty

February 25, 2017 - BC FORUM Board member and long time labour activist Sister Millie Canessa passes away

February, 2017 - Throne speech glosses over fundamental social, economic problems for working people in BC, says BC Fed

February, 2017 - Canada’s Health Coalitions release joint statement on bilateral health deals

February, 2017 - BC Seniors Advocate releases survey report on HandyDart

January, 2017 - BC Seniors Advocate updates comprenhesive directory for residential care facilities

January, 2017 - Clark jobs update offers little optimism for many BC workers, says BC Fed

January, 2017 - BC Health Coalition launches Election website

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