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
Thank you to the families and to the BCFed for their dedication and commitment to working for health and safety improvements benefitting all workers in memory of their lost loved ones. A truly remarkable story. -Sheila Moir, Health & Safety Officer
BC Government & Services Employees' Union
This beautiful memorial commemorates three lives cut tragically short. But it is much more than just that. It is also a testament to the strength of the families whose lives were shattered by this tragedy and the work they have done to ensure that their loved ones' lives were not lost in vain.
The Golden Tree will also serve as a reminder to all of us that we must work together to ensure that farm work is safe, and that the men and women who work in farming return home safely to their loved ones at the end of the work day. -Darryl Walker, Past President
BC Government & Servcies Employees' Union