This week the BC Federation of Labour held their 59th Constitutional Convention.
The Federation's convention was held online this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and was executed very successfully. The VDLC sent its own convention delegates to participate in the proceedings, and many other VDLC delegates and Executive Board members participated as representatives of their own unions.
There were also many VDLC-submitted resolutions amongst the numerous reports and resolutions that were heard and approved by the convention. These included Resolution 182 - Safe Supply and Decriminalization, Composite Resolution 174A - Affordable Housing, Resolution 203 - Driving Public, Resolution 204 - AccessBC, and Resolution 208 - #Vote16BC. These motions can be found in the convention book.
We also wish to congratulate Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore on their re-election by acclamation to the roles of President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively.
Five Labour Council representatives to the BCFED Executive Council were also elected, including DJ Pohl from Fraser Valley Labour Council, Lois Rugg from the Kamloops & District Labour Council, Miyuki Shinkai from the Sunshine Coast Labour Council, Sam Raven from Kitimat-Terrace District Labour Council, and VDLC President Stephen von Sychowski.
For more information on the convention, visit the convention website.