Welcome

Welcome to the New Westminster & District Labour Council website.

The New Westminster & District Labour Council (NWDLC) is a community-based central labour organization representing trade union members at the local level. We are a chartered organization of the Canadian Labour Congress, Canada’s national voice for workers and their families.

Our goal is to ensure our communities and our elected representatives at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families.

 

The NWDLC is joining with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in launching a campaign to pressure the federal and provincial governments to provide emergency operating funding for municipalities in order to protect the vital local services we all need.

Please sign and share this petition with all your members, local activists, allies and contacts. The petition can be found at this link: https://canadianlabour.ca/campaigns/cities-need-help/

 

Janet Andrews and Stephen von Sychowski Op-Ed: During Local Government Awareness Week, let’s not lose sight of workers

https://www.straight.com/news/janet-andrews-and-stephen-von-sychowski-during-local-government-awareness-week-lets-not-lose

 

NWDLC ST Janet Andrews appeared on Speak Up! CJSF 90.1 FM radio with Magnus Thyvold last week about health and safety for workers during the pandemic and the return to work:

https://www.cjsf.ca/contents/speak-playlist-05192020

 

 

 

 

About

What is the NWDLC?

The New Westminster & District Labour Council is a community based central labour organization chartered in 1966 by the Canadian Labour Congress to represent workers in fourteen lower mainland municipalities. We represent approximately 60,000 union members from more than 100 affiliated local unions continuing the proud union tradition of workers speaking out on issues affecting them in their workplaces and in their communities. We work together and with community partners like the United Way and the Union Protein Project (formerly Protein for People) to deliver information, services and programs to build a stronger and more compassionate society, one that supports the needs of working families and all people.

The regional area covered by the NWDLC.

Union members participate in the activities of the Labour Council by volunteering time to support other union members on picket lines, attending educational seminars and courses to learn new skills, participating on Labour Council committees and attending events. Members also get involved with community agencies that deliver vital services, serve on community boards and volunteer in civic, provincial and federal election campaigns.

A few facts about NWDLC

Here are a few facts you might not know yet about the NWDLC.

There are more than 100 local unions affiliated to (are members of) the New Westminster & District Labour Council, representing a total membership of approximately 60,000. Locals have members who work within our geographical region covering the communities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Langley City and Langley Township in British Columbia.

The NWDLC is governed by an elected Executive of two officers plus 14 members representing local affiliate unions.

There are 11 Federal Ridings, 24 Provincial Constituencies, 14 Municipalities and 7 School Boards in our area.

Contact

Get in touch with us using this handy form!


Our office is located at 105-3920 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, BC  V5G 4K7

Phone: 604-291-9306
Email: nwdlc@shawcable.com
Twitter: @nwdlc
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