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BC Federation of Retired Union
Welcome to BC FORUM

The BC Federation of Retired Union Members – BC FORUM – serving the needs of both retired and active union members over the age of 50 throughout British Columbia.

Welcome to the BC FORUM website. Our organization allows retired and active union members over the age of 50 an opportunity to renew your social network of union members and realize savings in programs, services and products only possible through group negotiation.

Join BC FORUM today!

Current News & Events:

November, 2017 - BC FORUM sends submission to Fair Wages Commission supporting $15/hr minimum wage

October, 2017 - SIGN the petition today to protect our pensions in cases of bankruptcies or corporate restructuring

September, 2017 - Autumn 2017 issue of “The Advocate” now available on-line

September, 2017 - BC NDP budget update brings relief for working families

September, 2017 - BC Fed News Release: Throne speech highlights new approach that puts people first

September, 2017 - New office hours for BC FORUM now in effect

August, 2017 - Changes at Labour Relations Board and Employment Standards Tribunal

August, 2017 - CALL TO ACTION: Working People Stand Up Against Racism Rally taking place on Saturday, August 19th at Vancouver City Hall

August, 2017 - Summer 2017 Newsletter issued from the Office of the Seniors Advocate

August, 2017 - Labour Relations Board sanctions Pacific Blue Cross

August, 2017 - Pacific Blue Cross harming its brand with lockout

August, 2017 - BCFED welcomes the re-establishment of a BC Human Rights Commission

July, 2017 - New government will work for working people in BC, says BC Fed

July, 2017 - BC FORUM expresses support for locked out CUPE 1816 members and sends letter to their employer Pacific Blue Cross

July, 2017 - Join the celebration of this year’s International Day of Older Persons and order your flag today!

July, 2017 - Plight of laid off Sears staff highlights need for stronger protections for workers nationally, provincially, says BC Fed

July, 2017 - Summer 2017 issue of The Advocate now available online

June, 2017 - Silver lining in brazen, desperate throne speech is that Clark game over countdown begins, says BCFED

June, 2017 - BC FORUM Annual General Meeting report now available including Resolutions

June, 2017 - Union retirees stage plans for national public drug program & better health care

June, 2017 - Congress of Canadian Retirees of Canada (CURC) issues submission to HoC Standing Committee on Finance re Pension Benefits Standards Act

May, 2017 - COSCO Health & Wellness Institute seeking facilitators for Workshops for Seniors, training will be provided

April, 2017 - Day of Mourning events taking place around BC on Friday April 28th

April, 2017 - BC FORUM sends letter to BC Minister of Health seeking province to cover costs for seniors’ shingles vaccine

April, 2017 - Unemployment in BC rises, province leads country in precarious part-time work—March job stats

April, 2017 - Spring 2017 issue of BC FORUM’s newsletter, the Advocate, now available online

April, 2017 - BC FORUM Annual General Meeting 2017 takes place on Wednesday, June 21 at the UFCW Hall in New Westminster

April, 2017 - Newsletter from Judy Darcy MLA, Opposition Spokesperson for Health

April, 2017 - Diane Wood, president BC FORUM, pens letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about OAS & CPP, asking to NOT raise age of eligibility.


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Photo taken at the BC Health Coalition Regional Gathering/Oct. 2017 Conference & AGM. Agnes Jackman, BC FORUM Regional Rep. for Vancouver speaking and to her right, Barb Mikulec, BC FORUM Board Member.

Photo credit Josh Berson

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