B.C. Federation of Labour Huddles in Terrace
Terrace, B.C.- It will be a weekend of talk about health and safety and current issues of poverty as the BC Federation of Labour holds a regional conference in Terrace.
The three day event has already seen delegates take a tour to Nisga’a territory, but registration and the real work gets underway today.
Guest speakers at the event include Skeena -Bulkley Valley MP, Nathan Cullen and provincial NDP leader John Horgan. B.C. Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger will deliver the keynote address this morning.
“The Regional Conferences are a great way to highlight the important work of the labour movement, and to better understand the specific issues facing working people in different parts of the province,” says Lanzinger.
Issues to be discussed include the upcoming federal election, bullying and harassment in the workplace, an update on murdered and missing indigenous women , addressing poverty in the community and the campaign to boost the minimum wage to $15.
More than 80 delegates from around the region will be taking part in the conference.