BC Federation of Labour Convention 2016 – Day 2

Day 2 started as anticipated started with guest speaker Cindy Blackstock.  Cindy spoke of her promotion of culturally based equity for First Nations children and families and engaging children in reconciliation.

Followed by an energizing contribution by NDP Leader John Horgan. With upcoming elections in about 160 days, the platform of asbestos protection for workers, tax reform  and that collective agreements have its place in taking care of working families was received by roaring applause.

Lunch and Learn focussed on Restoring Fairness and Balance in Labour Relations presented by Hastings Labour Law Office.  Current Government have applied various tools to decimate the rights of workers in BC.   Strategies for regaining the strength of employee rights were presented.

Article by Linda Givetash Today | TheTyee.ca. Photo by Linda Givetash.

Article by Linda Givetash Today | TheTyee.ca. Photo by Linda Givetash.