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 that our communities and our elected representatives  at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families.

2021 Day of Mourning

Delegates & Friends – Due to COVID-19 recommendations from Health Authorities and Government, please join us for a short observance of the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job followed by our regular monthly meeting April 28th on Zoom. Join us online at 7 pm for the 20 minute ceremony to mark the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ health and safety. Sign up for the meeting through our office nwdlc@shawcable.com and log-in information will be sent to you. To receive meeting documents sign up must be completed by 4:00pm on the 28th. Stay safe and healthy! Guests welcome.

 

Preparing for a Better Future with Greater Diversity in Political Leadership is a new initiative championed by the NWDLC in partnership with PowHERhouse Impact Media Group. It is described as an innovative, inviting, and inclusive comprehensive engagement and preparatory program for women and non-binary people who may be interested to run in a political campaign in the next one to five years.

 

 

Preparing for a Better Future with Greater Diversity in Political Leadership kicks off this Spring 2021 with a FireCircle gathering in May featuring inspiring and informative panels and interactive small-group sessions with local champions in politics (both past and present) followed by a launch of a 90-day cohort experience led by former two-term mayor, Christina Benty, a strategic advisor to numerous municipal leaders across Canada, and Indigenous founder, impact media visionary, and former two-term municipal councillor, Charlene SanJenko.  Further details will be released in April 2021.

To learn more about this initiative and receive event details and program updates, please use the contact form below or email the NWDLC.

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!

Preparing for a Better Future with Greater Diversity in Political Leadership kicks off this Spring 2021.  Register here to receive news and updates.


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

The NWDLC acknowledges that our office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish Peoples including xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) territories

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