BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair to visit Revelstoke

BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair
BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair

Jim Sinclair, the outspoken president of the British Columbia Federation of Labour, will be in Revelstoke this Thursday (Sept. 10) to meet with members of the Shuswap Columbia District Labour Council and members of the public.

Sinclair will speak publicly regarding workers’ rights and the current economic and labour situations in the province at the Community Centre starting at 7 p.m. after a private meeting with the Labour Council executive at 6 p.m.

The BC Federation of Labour is the umbrella organization that represents 54 unions and 450,000 private and public sector employees in the province. Sinclair has been its president for 10 years after serving more than 18 years in the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union – CAW, including eight as its president.

During his term at the BCFL, the federation has grown by more than 75,000 members as unions representing teachers, nurses and worker’s compensation board employees joined the central labour body.

Sinclair began his working career as a journalist, working in both radio and print media. He was editor and contributor toCrossing the Line, a book on the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also served on the board of the Vancouver Richmond Health Authority for four years and on the board of B.C. Hydro for four years.