Fraser Valley Labour Council Archive News & Events



PAST EVENT: Fraser Valley Labour Council Labour Day Picnic, Monday, September 5th, 2016, at Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford - SEE PHOTOS HERE

PAST EVENT: Day of Mourning Ceremony, Thursday, April 28th at 1:00 pm at the International Friendship Garden (Golden Tree Monument), 32320 George Ferguson Way in Abbotsford

PAST EVENT: Farmworkers Candlelight Vigil, Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Golden Tree Monument, International Friendship Garden, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford.

PAST EVENT: Be part of Road Safety at Work Week March 7 to 11, 2016.

PAST EVENT: Surrey's 22nd Annual International Women's Day Celebration taking place on March 5, 2016, from 12:30 to 4:00 pm at Queen Elizabeth Secondary, 9457 King George Blvd.



PAST EVENT: June 2015 FVLC meeting features our Annual BBQ - please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank. Find out more here.

PAST EVENT: Abbotsford Safety Palooza sponsored by the BC Fed Health & Safety Centre, April 29 - May 1, 2015. Find out course details and register today!

PAST EVENT: Events for International Women’s Day 2015 taking place around the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland. Find out more here.

PAST EVENT: 20th Anniversary of Black History Month in Canada sponsored by National Congress of Black Women Foundation, Burnaby, BC - Sunday, March 15, 2015; doors at 3:30 pm, program starts at 4:00 pm; dinner at 5:00. Click here for more information.

PAST EVENT: Farmworkers Vigil - Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the International Friendship Garden (north side of Clearbrook Library), 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC.

PAST EVENT: The January 2015 Council meeting will feature a short presentation regarding the upcoming Transit Referendum. Union elections will also take place at this meeting. Read more here.



PAST EVENT: End Violence Against Women 4th Annual Candlelight Vigil at Holland Park at 13428 Old Yale Road in Surrey on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

NEWS: Fraser Valley Labour Council endorses candidates for 2014 municipal elections taking place on November 15th. Read and download list here.

PAST EVENT: Spaghetti Social & Dessert Auction raising funds for the United Way of the Fraser Valley, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Special Guests: Amber Hockin and Irene Lanzinger.

PAST EVENT: United Way of the Fraser Valley 2014 Campaign Kick-off Breakfast taking place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 7:00 am to 8:30 am at the Abbotsford Civic Plaza.

PAST EVENT: Free Labour Education Workshops presented by the Fraser Valley Labour Council! Registration is required for two workshops being presented on Saturday, September 27, 2014: “Drug and Alcohol Absenteeism” and/or “Bullying in the Workplace”. Click here for more information.

PAST EVENT: The September 2014 meeting of the Fraser Valley Labour Council will take place on Wednesday, September 24 - please note this is a date change from the originally scheduled meeting. There are no council meetings in July or August.

PAST EVENT: Fraser Valley Labour Council 5th Annual Labour Day Picnic - Monday, September 1st, 2014. Bring your friends and family! Click here for Labour Day events taking place around British Columbia. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

NEWS: Support Unifor members who are ON STRIKE and on the picket line at Cascade Aerospace at 1337 Townline Road in Abbotsford, BC. Messages of support can be sent to

PAST EVENT: Protein for People Annual General Meeting featuring a free Salmon BBQ, Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Unifor Auditorium, 326 12th Street, New Westminster at 11:30 am. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

PAST EVENTS: NDP MP Peter Stoffer, Official Opposition Critic for Veterans Affairs will be visiting British Columbia for Town Hall meetings on Veterans Issues. Click here to find out when and where.

PAST EVENT: BC Injured Workers Forum, May 30, 2014; registration required. Click here for more information.

NEWS: COPE 378 supports teachers

PAST EVENT: 2014 National Day of Mourning, Monday, April 28th

NEWS: April, 2014 - Labour Heritage Centre publishes Spring 2014 newsletter - read here.

NEWS: March, 2014 - Fraser Valley Labour Council recognized by the United Way of the Fraser Valley with “Labour Participation Award”.

NEWS: Labour Council thanks Sister Tamara Weber

PAST EVENT: Join us for Labour Appreciation Night at the Abbotsford Heat hockey game on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Details here.

PAST EVENT: *Updated: The January 2014 Fraser Valley Labour Council meeting will feature Guest Speaker Ryan Walter, retired NHL hockey player and former member of the Vancouver Canucks. All affiliated union members are invited to join Labour Council delegates at this meeting. Click here for more info.



PAST EVENT: December, 2013 - 19th Annual Labour Community Christmas DInners taking place on December 24, 2013 needs volunteers and your help! Click here to find out more.

NEWS: December, 2013 - Sign the “Petition to the House of Commons to expand the CPP/QPP” - you can sign on-line or to be accepted in the House of Commons, original signatures are required. Download the petition and sign today.

NEWS: November, 2013 - Labour icon Jack Munro dies of cancer at the age of 82

PAST EVENT: 4th Annual Fraser Valley Labour Council Picnic to take place on Monday, September 2, 2013 - bring your family, friends and co-workers!

NEWS: June, 2013 - Senate amends Bill C-337 and returns this anti-union Bill to Parliament

NEWS: June 26, 2013 - CLC says Bill C-377 should be withdrawn: Appreciates Senate amendments but bill still unacceptable

PAST EVENT: Day of Mourning 2013

NEWS: February, 2013 - Bill C-377 Senate debates begin

NEWS: February, 2013 - Labour Council thanks Sister Pamela Willingshofer and Brother Dave Murray as new Executive sworn in

NEWS: September 1, 2012 - Find out more about the Union Advantage in Abbotsford-Mission! Click here.

NEWS: August 27, 2012 - FVLC president Brian Harder pens letter-to-the-editor in response to Abbotsford News Editorial: ICBC Mishandled

NEWS: Hundreds gather for the 3rd Annual Fraser Valley Labour Council Labour Day Picnic, Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford, co-sponsored by the United Way of the Fraser Valley

NEWS: June 5, 2012 - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives releases new video: A Day in the Life of Your Taxes. View here.

NEWS: Take Action Against Bill C-38!

NEWS: March, 2012 - Fraser Valley Labour Council receives United Way’s Labour Participation Spirit Award

NEWS: January 23, 2012 - USW members injured in massive explosion at Babine Forest Products in Burns Lake - community devastated

NEWS: November 22, 2011 - FVLC Endorsed Municipal Candidates - updated with election results

PAST EVENT: Attend the Abbotsford Farmworkers Vigil on Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 1:30 pm at the Abbotsford Civic Centre

PAST EVENT: March 8, 2013 - International Women’s Day event at UFV featuring Bif Naked



PAST EVENT: Save the Date! Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Spaghetti Dinner & Cake Auction Fundraiser for the United Way.

PAST EVENT: Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Tour - A Fundraiser for the Fort Langley-Aldergrove New Democrats. Saturday, September 8, 2012. Get your tickets today!

PAST EVENT: Celebration of Life for Brother Mike Walden - click here for details.

PAST EVENT: LDB Workers Fight Back Petition Rally, Wednesday, June 19th, 2012. Click here for more info.

PAST EVENT: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Protein for People Project Free Community BBQ & Kid's Play Zone at Godson Elementary, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

PAST EVENT: Celebrate International Women's Day with the Fraser Valley Labour Council, Wednesday, March 7, 2012



PAST EVENT: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST KICK-OFF to launch the United Way of the Fraser Valley 2011 Campaign! Bring your union banners - click here for more information. Everyone is invited to attend!

PAST EVENT: Monday, September 5, 2011 - FVLC 2nd Annual Labour Day Picnic at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford! Bring your family, friends & co-workers!

NEWS: July 11, 2011 - CUPW - A cautionary tale of union-busting, with a little help from the media: RABBLE.CA

NEWS: May 30, 2011 - Vibrant Abbotsford sets ‘living wage’ at $16.24 per hour for a family of four

NEWS: February, 2011 - FVLC President Brian Harder issues letter of support for Wisconsin Workers

NEWS: January, 2011 - FVLC holds executive elections; delegates hear guest speaker Sharon Gregson



PAST EVENT: December 15, 2010 - March & Rally for Extra Foods Strikers, at noon in Maple Ridge

NEWS: December, 2010 - Teachers speak out about FSA Testing

NEWS: November, 2010 - FVLC President Brian Harder talks unions with Abbotsford| online magazine

PAST EVENT: Saturday, November 6, 2010 - Spaghetti Spectacular Fundraiser

PAST EVENT: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - Annual FVLC Spaghetti Dinner & Dessert Auction Fundraiser for the United Way

PAST EVENT: Monday, September 6, 2010 - Fraser Valley Labour Council 1st Annual Labour Day Picnic a complete success!

PAST EVENT: June 16, 2010 - Join the Fraser Valley Labour Council at our June meeting for a BBQ & Fundraiser!

PAST EVENT: Day of Mourning Ceremony, April 28, 2010



NEWS: October, 2009 - Striking UFCW members rally with supporters

NEWS: October, 2009 - Spaghetti Dinner & Dessert Auction Fundraiser raises $1659 for the United Way

NEWS: September, 2009 - Memorial service for Joy Langan

PAST EVENT: June, 2009 - Rally to support striking workers at Maple Ridge Extra Foods

NEWS: May, 2009 - CLC calls for boycott of Old Dutch Snack Foods Ltd.

PAST EVENT: March, 2009 - FVLC supports striking workers at Maple Ridge Extra Foods

NEWS: January, 2009 - Council returns Harder as President



NEWS: Nov. 2008 - Labour supports formation of coalition government if Conservative government fails

NEWS: Nov. 2008 - Canada’s labour movement endorses national boycott of Petro Canada

PAST EVENT: Nov. 2008 - Fraser Valley Labour Council hosts successful dinner and auction for United Way

NEWS: Oct. 2008 - FVLC endorses municipal candidates for Fall 2008 civic elections

PAST EVENT: June, 2008 - You're Invited to the Fraser Valley Labour Council BBQ, June 18, 2008

PAST EVENT: June, 2008 - Ethical Trading Forum on June 12, 2008

PAST EVENT: June, 2008 - Langley Teachers Community Forum June 7, 2008

PAST EVENT: Mar. 2008 - Women's Resource Centre invites community to join with them in celebrating International Women's Day 2008

NEWS: Jan, 2008 - People before politics, Prime Minister! Georgetti calls for stand alone legislation to address jobs crisis

NEWS: Jan, 2008 - BC Fed condemns expansion of temporary worker program - government fails to address rights of vulnerable workers

PAST EVENT: Jan. 2008 - Fraser Valley Labour Council to send participants to this year's Canadian Labour Congress Winter School in Harrison Hot Springs



NEWS: Dec, 2007 - Workers finally have new law to protect their wages

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