South Asian Labour History Project

South Asian Labour History Project

IWA [International Woodworkers of America] Local 1-357 picket line at North Mitchell Lumber, 1987. Sean Griffin photo, Pacific Tribune photo collection, SFU. MSC16-1511_11A.

The BC Labour Heritage Centre has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley to develop a module on South Asian BC Labour History.

The project is part of the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project, supported by a 1.14 million dollar contribution from the Province of BC.

The one-year project will present the history of South Asian workers in British Columbia, with a focus on organized labour, union membership and activism.

The project will also address non-unionized workers in BC’s labour force and questions of racial exclusion and choice in union membership.

Read our project announcement

For more information:

South Asian Canadian Legacy Project

Government of BC announcement