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.
Federal Election 2015 is fast approaching and we want to make sure that workers’ concerns are well represented in the discussions and outcomes. To see change happen, we need to act and talk to our colleagues, neighbours and families about these values, who best represents them and will work to safeguard them in our laws. Our plan is to bring together seasoned campaigners and new activists from a wide range of communities and workplaces to share the experience they have while learning the latest and best practices for effective campaigning – from outreach and training to social media. Our goal is to show them how to take on the negative, powerful politics of greed and deliver a win for fairness.
A series of skill-building workshops will help you:
Who should go?
The people in your union who can build, lead and deliver a winning campaign need to be at this conference – leaders, community campaigners, organizers and communicators; women and men, young and old; workers of colour, with disabilities, Aboriginal, LGBT; public sector and private sector; full-time, part-time or retired.
Registration 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Session – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
**Reception to Follow Immediately
Discussion/Workshops - 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Lunch – Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Discussion/Workshops - 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To Register go to:
"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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