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.



At our September regular meeting the delegates and Executive Board of the New Westminster & District Labour Council passed a motion to endorse all of the BC NDP candidates in our region in the Provincial Election.

We appreciate the hard work of Premier Horgan and the BC NDP team for all of their work on behalf of working people and families after 16 years of BC Liberal neglect and mismanagement.  It is critical that union members and working people get active in the election. Please see below for a list of the provincial EDA’s in our region:

Janet Routledge – Burnaby North
Anne Kang – Burnaby-Deer Lake
Raj Chouhan – Burnaby-Edmonds
Katrina Chen – Burnaby-Lougheed
Fin Donnelly – Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
Selina Robinson – Coquitlam-Maillardville
Ravi Kahlon – Delta North
Bruce Reid – Delta South
Andrew Mercier – Langley
Megan Dykeman – Langley East
Bob D’Eith – Maple Ridge-Mission
Lisa Beare – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
Jennifer Whiteside – New Westminster
Mike Farnworth – Port Coquitlam
Rick Glumac – Port Moody-Coquitlam
Pauline Greaves – Surrey South
Mike Starchuk – Surrey-Cloverdale
Jagrup Brar – Surrey-Fleetwood
Rachna Singh – Surrey-Green Timbers
Garry Begg – Surrey-Guildford
Harry Bains – Surrey-Newton
Jinny Sims – Surrey-Panorama
Bruce Ralston – Surrey-Whalley
Bryn Smith Surrey – White Rock
Aman Singh – Richmond-Queensborough


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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.


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
acebook: NWDLC