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.
We are honoured to announce that Louella Vincent – RVP Vancouver Coastal Region of the Hospital Employees’ Union was acclaimed as our President for the 2023-2025 term. Louella is the first woman to identify as Métis to lead our Labour Council and we look forward to her leadership in the next two years. Louella also participated in our Powherhouse leadership cohort last year, and we are excited to be partnering with them for another cohort this spring!
Congratulations to Janet Andrews of the Machinists Union Local 764 on her acclamation for Secretary-Treasurer and welcome to Brian Martens of MoveUP acclaimed as one of our three year Trustees.
We would like to sincerely thank our outgoing Executive Board, especially President Coleen Jones of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Pacific Region for their leadership during challenging times. We welcome incoming Board members:
April Duffield- BC General Workers Union
Wendy Cook- BC Teachers’ Federation
Toby Daniel- Canadian Union of Public Employees
Sam Otim- Federation of Post-Secondary Educators
Barb Owen- Hospital Employees’ Union
Sheila Raikadroka- Health Sciences Association of British Columbia
Shane Poole- International Association of Fire Fighters
Paul Pelletreau- Internationals Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
Christy Slusarenko- MoveUP
Aimee Cho- Professional Employees Association
Randy Anderson-Fennell- Retail Wholesale Union
Lisa Langan- United Food & Commercial Workers Union 1518
Owen Goodwin- United Steelworkers
Canadian Labour Congress Pacific rep: Ron Stipp