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:

Anita Braha

Lily Grewal



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.





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