Welcome to the Peterborough and District Labour Council web site. We are very excited to be able to communicate with local members and activists on-line. The site will assist us in keeping you informed of upcoming labour events, labour educationals, and labour council meetings. In addition, the site will provide affiliate members with a list of the elected Labour Council Executive and how to contact them. You will be able to access other labour sites such as the Canadian Labour Congress and the Ontario Federation of Labour by a simple click.
Sisters Margot Marshall and Charlene Avon at Tim Hudak Town Hall meeting in Peterborough May 26, 2014.
Despite harassment from Hudaks OPP security detail Margot and Charlene stood their ground to #stophudak
"Far too often the history of working people is overshadowed by the history of politicians and industrial leaders. Labour has been fundamental in shaping legislation, workplace standards, health care and other integral features of Canadian life." This is from the introduction to Standing Strong, Facing Forward - The History of the Labour Movement in Peterborough and District by Tara DeBlois.
Our illustrated hardcover local labour history can be purchased at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill) Peterborough. Also, the Peterborough Social Planning Council, The United Way of Peterborough and District and several other fine organisations have copies for sale or call the Labour Council at 705-742-9286 to order your copy.
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