The BC Federation is Labour is calling on injured workers and their advocates to speak out and share their experience at a public hearings of the workers’ compensation review panel. Injured workers are strongly encouraged to attend a public hearing in their community or to complete an online survey. This is your time to speak out about your experiences with the compensation system, to highlight its unfairness, and to advocate for change.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REVIEW – JUNE 14 – JULY19 IN PERSON, ONLINE, OR CONFIDENTIAL BY PHONE.
To register for public hearings or complete a survey: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/workerscompensationreview/
The government is poised to introduce legislation that will directly affect workers across B.C.: the revision of B.C.’s Labour Code and the Employment Standard Act.
- We owe it to all B.C. workers to make sure they are safe and respected at work.
- We must ensure that working conditions are fair.
- We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve working life for everyone.
- All jobs should be good jobs.
- It’s time to change the law.
We are asking “call to action”. Click on this link https://www.workersdeservebetter.ca/email where you will find the portal to email Government and Green Party MLAs a pre-set message urging them to change the law.
BUILDING IT RIGHT…
The new Community Building Standard is all about building it right This means ensuring major projects that are delivered across Canada are focused on three core principles – a commitment to safety and quality, investing in trades and apprenticeships, and leaving a positive community legacy.
The Community Building Standard has been initiated across Canada by: Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Canadian Piping Trades, Teamsters Canada, and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
A Commitment to Safety and Quality
Community Building Standard means ensuring all infrastructure projects are built to the highest environmental standards so that future generations feel a sense of pride knowing that they are protected from any risk. We do not want to put our natural environment at risk by employing unqualified, poorly trained workers to build critical infrastructure for our future generations.
Investing in Trades and Apprenticeships
The new Community Building Standard ensures that infrastructure projects put the public first and serve the needs of our communities with jobs and local benefits. This means public construction projects that use certified tradespeople, train apprentices, hire locally and bring indigenous people, youth and women into the construction workforce.
When local hiring and apprentice training is a priority, communities are stronger. Stable, family-supporting jobs and a diverse population of skilled workers trained in safe and environmentally responsible construction practices are always the best solution to meet the needs of industry and communities.
Leaving a Positive Community Legacy
The new Community Building Standard delivers ongoing benefits to each community where we live and work. Communities are stronger when they are able to participate directly in the economy and contribute to the well-being of their local suppliers and services. We will work with community service groups, teams, associations and individuals to ensure our work delivers a legacy that makes a long-term difference to each community where we have a presence.