Peterborough and District Labour Council

Standing up for Working People
In our workplaces and our community

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Our new phone number is (705) 868-PDLC (7352)

The Peterborough and District Labour Council is pleased to endorse the following progressive minded municipal candidates.

City mayoral candidate Maryam Monsef, Selwyn Township Mayor Mary Smith, Ashburnham Ward Coun. Keith Riel, Otonabee Ward Coun. Lesley Parnell, Otonabee-South Monaghan Township Otonabee Ward Coun. Marion Burton, Ashburnham Ward councillor candidate Paul Teleki, Town Ward councillor candidates Diane Therrien and Jason Stabler, Otonabee Ward councillor candidate Kim Zippel, Northcrest Ward councillor candidate Bill Templeman, Monaghan Ward councillor candidate Jocasta Boone and Lakefield Ward councillor candidate Brian Fawcett.

Together Fairness Works

Leadership and Member 

Training this Fall


All local unions are invited to take part in this important training on engaging our rank and file members in the workplace and hearing their perspective how unions help make Fairness Work.


To register please contact mmarshall13@cogeco.ca or call us at 705-868-7352

No upcoming events

"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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Do you want more fairness, dignity and respect in the workplace? Have you considered joining a union, but don't know how or where to turn? Let us help you Get Organized.
United Way Canada Centraide - Thanking labour