• Featured event

    RALLY to Stop Private Clinics & Save Local Hospitals

    STOP private clinics

    SAVE our local public hospitals

    12 p.m. Friday, November 21st

    Giant Rally @ Ontario Legislature, Queen's Park Toronto


    Buses will be coming from all over Ontario!

    Buses will leave from Fairview Mall outside the Sears in Kitchener at 9:15am

    For a printable poster, click here.

    For more information on the threat to our community hospitals, please click on the following: Message from Natalie Mehra.

    November 21, 2014 at 12pm
    Queen's Park
  • 61% of Endorsed Candidates Elected!

    A big thank you goes out to everyone who voted for the Better Choices candidates, and who worked so hard to encourage your fellow union members, family, and neighbours to do the same. We now have progressive Mayors of all three of our cities in Waterloo Region, and a progressive Regional Chair. Better Choices Waterloo Region and our Labour Council played a big part in making that happen! We helped elect 23 out of the 38 (61%) candidates we endorsed. An additional three progressive people who sought but did not receive our endorsement were also elected.

    See the table below to see how our endorsed candidates fared.

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  • Boycott Kellogg's, Buy Canadian

    Kellogg’s Moves Ontario Plants To China
    [text borrowed from the inter-web!]

    This has been on our agenda since recently hearing of the closing of the Kellogg's breakfast cereal plant in London, Ontario and moving it to China.
    Some of us have decided we do not want to consume any food products made in China or for that matter any food products made outside of Canada or the United States. There are some exceptions such as cheese from England & Europe, Olives from Italy etc.
    We have also expanded this to any products we can avoid not made in North America. This is hard to do especially in electronics. This is something we should have paid attention to 30 years or more ago, but we are now, never too late, one person, one step at a time.

    Please read the article below. I believe the shop Canadian should be priority one and shop North American priority two (no offence to our friends in other countries, but you should shop your own countries products).


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  • ONE Vote (Yours?) Could Be the Difference!

    Kitchener's Ward 9 Was Won by One Vote in 2010!

    To make your vote count, go to www.betterchoiceswr.ca.

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  • Strike at Crown Holdings Passes One Year Mark

    As was discussed at our September Labour Council Meeting, USW  Local 9176 (Crown Holdings Weston plant in Toronto) has been on strike for a year as of September 6, 2014.

    The workers need our solidarity through donations, letters of moral support, and boycotts of some of Crown Holdings' products and services.

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  • Support the Better Choices Candidates!

    Here are some ways you can help elect progressive candidates to municipal councils and school boards on October 27th. Together we can make a difference!

    After you've read this yourself, please post it on your union websites and forward it via email to your members and friends.

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  • Get Your Union Involved in Electing the Better Choices Candidates!

    Better Choices logoA record number of people turned our to our September membership meeting to discuss this Fall's municipal elections. Delegates representing 29 union Locals plus dozens of guests discussed the process Better Choices Waterloo Region used to evaluate candidates and what they could do to help get the endorsed candidates elected to municipal councils and school boards on October 27th.

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  • Featured event

    2014 Health & Safety Dinner

    event flyerThe Waterloo Regional and Guelph & District Labour Councils, in conjunction with the Workers' Health and Safety Centre, present an Evening to Honour those Committed to Workplace Health & Safety. This event is a great opportunity for you to thank your Health & Safety activists for their work for your Local: they get a nice dinner and good speakers about the importance of their activism.

    Cost: $31.00 per person
    Cocktails at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm

    Registrations must be made prior to November 10th. Send the Registration Form along with your cheque to secure your spot.

    Please start thinking now about who you might nominate for our annual Health & Safety award: we want to reward activists who contribute to the elimination of hazards and the protection of workers' health and safety. Please use this Nomination Form to nominate one of your members: the deadline for nominations is November 1st


    November 20, 2014 at 6pm
    Cambridge Newfoundland Club
    1500 Dunbar Rd
    Cambridge, ON
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  • 2014 Scholarship Recipients

    Every year the Labour Council awards two $500 scholarships to post-secondary students - one university student and one college student. We ask applicants for our scholarship to write us an essay about a labour issue and to submit us their school transcripts and a resume of their non-academic interests and activities.

     Bridget Campbell receiving her cheque from Labour Council President Marc Xuereb  Donna Voll receiving her cheque at our September 2014 Labour Council meeting.
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  • Labour Day Photos and Coverage

    Hundreds of people gathered in Waterloo Park for our annual Labour Day picnic this year!

    three of the many Better Choices endorsed candidates at the picnicUnifor 1106 member Shawn RouseLois Iles at the CUPE table

    See our Facebook page for more photos from the event!

    Both CTV News (at 11:22 of newscast) and The Record had positive stories of the event, too!


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