This breathtaking monument is to be erected behind the
Clearbrook Library in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
The Golden Tree will be the first monument in
Canada that recognizes the important
contributions to society that
Until 1991, the farm workers in British Columbia had no rights and in fact were not even considered workers under the Employment Standards Act of BC. Thanks to the BC Federation of Labour, the call for a safer workplace for farm workers is being heard loud and clear. The Golden Tree will commemorate the continuous struggle for farm workers’ rights. -Raj Chouhan, NDP MLA
We are very honored to be part of the Golden Tree Monument project. We feel this mesmerizing piece of art will not only be a great tribute to the three precious lives lost in a farmworker van accident but also bring awareness about safety conditions for all workers. The monument will be an attraction and add beauty to the city of Abbotsford.
-Abbotsford Community Services
This monument ensures farmworkers are no longer invisible, second-class workers. Spear-headed by the courageous Punia, Bal and Sidhu families, The Golden Tree is a lasting tribute that offers, not only recognition, but hope, that farmworkers will be treated with the dignity, respect and safe working conditions that they deserve. -Jim Sinclair, President
B.C. Federation of Labour