Over 160 people attended the Waterloo Regional Labour Council's first annual International Women's Day Brunch on March 1, 2014. Click on the photos above for a link to over 100 photos from the event.
The brunch was organized by the Labour Council's Women's Committee, and raised over $4,600. All the proceeds will be donated to three local women's shelters - Anselma House, Mary's Place, and Haven House.
We're already looking forward to next year!Read more
Click on the poster above to open a printable .pdf to post in your workplace.
To RSVP, click here.
One Minute to Tell the World
- how unions stand up for fairness;
- how unions deliver good jobs and better lives;
- how unions work for a better deal for everyone.
What does "Fairness Works" mean for you, your family and your community?
After 2 successful years of our One Minute Message Video Contest, we bring you the 2014 contest. The theme this year is ‘Fairness Works’. We are offering $2000.00 to the first place winner and can’t wait to see what creative delights you turn out this year. Last year's entries were the best we have had so far, so the bar is high.
Visit the CLC's contest website for complete rules, guidelines, theme and check out last year’s finalists for inspiration.
On Wednesday, December 11, more than 4500 Personal Support Workers walked off the job and began their strike against their employer, the Red Cross.
These workers are standing up for the values we hold so near and dear to our hearts: justice, fairness, and respect.Read more
This holiday season we are asking Premier Kathleen Wynne to make 2014 brighter for all and to raise the minimum wage to $14.
Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne to implement a $14 minimum wage for all workers. Send an email or tweet today to Kathleen Wynne by following this link
On December 14, community members across Ontario will be collecting holiday cards for Premier Kathleen Wynne wishing for peace, prosperity, justice and a $14 minimum wage.
Join us at Fairview Park Mall this Saturday at 2pm to help distribute candy canes with a very important message: see details here.
Help us get the message out by sharing our postcard on Facebook.
The lives of almost one million Canadian workers will be placed in danger as a result of cynical amendments that the Conservative government is making to the Canada Labour Code. Buried deep in the government's latest budget bill tabled on October 22 are amendments to the health and safety provisions of the Code that have nothing to do with balancing the budget, and everything to do with putting workers' lives at risk. Watch this video to learn more on how you can help stop this.
Time is running out to register members of your union Local for our annual Health & Safety Dinner!
Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm
Cambridge Newfoundland Club
You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of union members in keeping their workplaces safe. Consider sending all your members who serve on your workplace health and safety committees as a reward for their dedication: at $31, this is a cost-effective way to say thank-you to your member-volunteers.
Attendees will meet fellow health & safety activists from other unions in Waterloo Region and Guelph, and be treated to an address by CUPE Health & Safety representative Blain Morin.
Click here for our registration form.
The Labour Council lost a tremendous activist when Jade Campbell passed away on October 3rd.
Sister Jade was President of SEIU Local 1, which represents over 400 employees at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She worked at the hospital for over 35 years, and became an activist with the Waterloo Region Chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition.
This week, The Record ran a wonderful tribute to Jade. Below is an excerpt, followed by a link to the full article.
"She had a strong sense of justice, helping the underdog right the wrong," said longtime friend Sherry Carpenter. "She'd take up the cause if somebody needed something."
Sherry added that her friend had a special gift for getting her way, without humiliating or belittling the person she was negotiating with. Even after she was able to retire, Jade refused.
"As long as there was work to be done, she would be there," said Sherry. "She was passionate about what she did."
The Waterloo Regional Labour Council needs to appoint a representative to the Region of Waterloo's Employment and Income Support Community Advisory Committee (EISCAC).
The EISCAC meets every other month (usually on Friday mornings) to provide advice to Regional staff and Council on employment and income support programs like Ontario Works and employment centres.
You can read the full description of the EISCAC's mandate in its Terms of Reference.
If you are interested in being the Labour Council's representative to EISCAC, please submit an expression of interest to Labour Council President Marc Xuereb by 4:30pm on Friday, November 15, 2013. The representative must be a member of a union affiliated to the Waterloo Regional Labour Council. In your expression of interest, please describe:
- your interest, and/or experience in dealing with the Region's income and employment support programs;
- Labour's interest in shaping the delivery of these programs and in understanding issues with their delivery;
- how you will provide reports to the Labour Council's membership on the meetings.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Labour Council President Marc Xuereb.