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.
2020 Labour Day information
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with recommendations from health authorities and government the New Westminster & District Labour Council and the Vancouver & District Labour Council have cancelled plans for in person Labour Day events. But we are very excited to announce we will be holding a joint online event for affiliated unions and members on September 7.
We are calling for nominations for our first ever Labour Council Elsies. These Oscar-style awards will recognize union members for their outstanding contributions in the labour movement. Members and Affiliated Locals can complete the attached form to nominate a union member in one of four categories: Awesome Union Activist, Outstanding Shop Steward, Dedicated Front Line Worker or Caring Community Activist. We will be highlighting three nominees from each category in a short video that will be played on Labour Day. Highlighted nominees will have an opportunity to speak about their activism, their union, and what Labour Day means to them as they accept our first ever Elsie (Labour Council) awards.
Nominees and their union must agree to their being filmed with the award presentations to be posted on Labour Council websites and social media on September 7. Nominations are open now and close on August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm. Please submit nominations to Laura Sharpe at email@example.com
Labour Day has always included our families and in keeping with our tradition of having children’s activities at our events we are holding a Labour Day colouring challenge. Below is a one-page template for colouring. The challenge is open to all, submissions will be posted on our social media pages from mid-August to mid-September. Colouring submissions can be either scanned and emailed or dropped off at the Labour Council office, firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the adult’s union local for the social media posting. Member and child’s first name can be included or submissions can be posted anonymously, whichever is preferred.
Thank you in advance for helping us make this a successful virtual event. lf you have any questions please contact the Labour Council office at (604) 291-9306 or our event organizer Laura Sharpe at email@example.com. Wishing you and your members a safe, healthy, calm and kind summer.