VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens, issued the following statement today in recognition of Labour Day:
“On Labour Day we recognize the achievements of Canadian workers and the right of all British Columbians to safe and equitable employment.
“Our job landscape is changing. Amidst trends like the rise of the gig economy, the ever-changing nature of technology and the implications of climate change, it is vital that governments actively modernize our policies in order to support workers.
“We are excited about the successes of the past year. The Emerging Economy Task Force, for example, is analysing changing trends in the economy to propose policy options for government to ensure our continued success. The Basic Income Expert Committee is exploring how to best support low-income British Columbians so that we are all better prepared for the changing horizons of the workforce. Increased investments in advanced education, skills, and training are helping our workforce grow and diversify.
“As we head into the fall we continue to focus on the changing nature of work and strive to bring British Columbians the investments and services they need to succeed.
“On behalf of my colleagues, I’d like to wish all British Columbians a safe and happy Labour Day weekend.”
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