The BC Labour Heritage Centre is an important resource that is safeguarding union and worker history in British Columbia by telling stories of BC workers.
If you have visited the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, you may have seen the plaques detailing key moments in our province’s labour history outside – like the On To Ottawa Trek in the 1930s protesting mass unemployment.
But the BC Labour Heritage Centre has also produced videos about important moments for workers and their unions, as well as other fascinating stories about our past.
The BC Labour Heritage Centre was the inspiration of Jack Munro, the late President of the IWA-Canada – and one of BC’s most well-known labour leaders in his time.
Munro’s vision lives on, with many labour leaders past and present lending their time and efforts to make sure unionized workers history is not neglected.