8 IRENE LANZINGER
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.