The Waterloo Regional Labour Council is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination while fostering the goodwill and trust necessary to protect the rights of all individuals. We are committed to promoting mutual respect, understanding and co-operation as the basis of interaction among our delegates, affiliates, and guests. This labour council will neither tolerate nor condoning behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of individuals or the integrity of relationships.
Harassment and discrimination on the basis of a prohibited ground are violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code and are illegal.
The work of the Labour Council is carried out by volunteers who are active on our many committees. We are only as strong as our members! To make us stronger, and to help us make our community a better place for everyone, please consider joining in the work of one of these committees. Minimum expected commitment is to participate in four committee meetings per year. Each committee will determine its own workload. Contact the Committee Chair to discuss how you can get involved.Read more
The Waterloo Regional Labour Council is essentially a coalition of unions who represent workers in Waterloo Region. Union Locals pay dues to the Labour Council and can then name delegates to vote on Council matters at monthly membership meetings.
Currently, 33 union Locals are affiliated to the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, representing a total of about 26,000 workers. These unions represent construction workers, professional planners, office administrators, health care workers, teachers, postal workers, and many more.
Below is a list of our affiliated unions. To download a complete list of contact information for each union, click here.Read more
Here's everything you need to know about how to affiliate your local to the council.Read more