8 IRENE LANZINGER

Vancouver Magazine - - Taste -

PRES­I­DENT, BC FED­ER­A­TION OF LABOUR PRE­VI­OUSLY # ˜19, 2017

The BC Fed clearly has the govern­ment’s ear, given con­tro­ver­sial changes an­nounced in July that cre­ate union-first hir­ing rules for govern­ment in­fra­struc­ture projects. While or­ga­nized labour can also take credit for an­other sig­na­ture move by the Ndp—boost­ing the min­i­mum wage, which is set to hit $15.20 by 2021, and phas­ing out the server wage—even big­ger changes are afoot with a planned re­vamp of B.C.’S Labour Code, which hasn’t been touched in 15 years. Top of Lanzinger’s wish list: bet­ter pay and work­ing con­di­tions for those in the gig econ­omy.

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