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.


NWDLC issues Giving Tuesday challenge to Community Savings CU!

The NWDLC has committed to raising money for the purchase of 60 cases of protein in support of the Union Protein Project as 2019’s Labour Gives action for Giving Tuesday. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a movement to give back in our communities, and this year we are challenging Community Savings Credit Union to join us in a little friendly giving competition! Our challenge calls on CEO and President Mike Schilling to rally his folks to match the generosity of our delegates and local unions in support of food banks in our region! We all win when we support Union Protein Project, Food Banks, and families in need in our communities. Check back here for updates between now and December 5!

UPDATE! Thanks to the generosity of our amazing delegates and CUPE Locals 454 and 1760, IAMAW LL764, IBB D385 and to HEU RCH Local who also challenged other HEU Locals to meet or beat their $100 donation, we have doubled our goal and will purchase 120 cases of peanut butter for food banks in our region! Thanks to Community Savings for this great challenge!







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