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 Executive Board of the New Westminster & District Labour Council, at their March 25, 2020 meeting voted to endorse the candidacy for election to the VanCity Board of Directors the following:
Sisters, Brothers and Friends,
With the current situation around the outbreak of COVID-19 the New Westminster & District Labour Council is heeding the direction of the provincial government and health authorities to avoid gatherings so we are cancelling our Wednesday, April 22, 2020 regular meeting. We believe this is the responsible course of action for our delegates and guests at this time. We will also be suspending all committee and other non-essential meetings. The Executive Board will meet remotely to enact any urgent business that arises. Our office is now closed to visitors for the safety of our staff, but we remain open and available by phone and email. We have also received word that CLC staff are working from home and the CLC convention in May has been postponed.
The New Westminster & District Labour Council echoes the calls of the BC Federation of Labour and many of our affiliates at this time for increased protection for workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Workers, their families and our communities face both health and economic impacts at this time, and so we call on federal and provincial governments to act now to ensure that all workers can adhere to public health advice around the coronavirus without lost pay or fear of losing their jobs.
We recognize the contribution of first responders, front line workers and workers serving the public during the outbreak. We encourage delegates and members to get accurate information on the COVID-19 outbreak from reliable sources, health authorities and governments.