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.
Labour Day 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the ever-changing recommendations from health authorities and government, the New Westminster & District Labour Council and the Vancouver & District Labour Council cancelled plans for in-person 2021 Labour Day events. Instead we are holding the second annual Elsie Awards.
The Elsie (Labour Council) awards will recognize union members in four categories: Awesome Union Activist, Outstanding Shop Steward, Dedicated Front Line Worker and Caring Community Activist. We will highlight nominees from each category speaking about their activism, their union, and what Labour Day means to them. We want to thank our guest speakers and presenters for joining us.
Labour Day has always included our families and in keeping with our tradition of having children’s activities at our events we will also hold a Labour Day colouring challenge. The challenge is open to all and submissions will be posted on our social media pages from mid-August to mid-September.
The virtual Labour Day video will premiere on Labour Day at 11 am. The link will be on our website and social media pages. We want to thank you for helping us make this a successful virtual event and we wish you, your family and community a safe, healthy, calm and kind Labour Day.
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