The Winnipeg Labour Council (WLC) is this region's "House of Labour", or central labour body. Just as workers unite in a union to protect their rights, union locals unite in the Labour Council to further their aims and objectives. The WLC promotes the goals of the labour movement in Winnipeg at the municipal level.
Since it was founded in 1894, the Labour Council has served and represented workers in Winnipeg. A history of the first hundred years of the Winnipeg Labour Council is the subject of a booklet, which you can download here in PDF format (35 pages, 630 kb).
The Labour Council's 73 affiliated union locals reflect the whole spectrum of organized labour in Canada. Public and private sector, clerical, service and industrial workers join together through the Labour Council to give a voice to their concerns. Read More..
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Next General Meeting
Next general meeting will be on Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 275 Broadway.
Congrats to the WLC delegates elected to the executive tonight! Some good incumbents and some new faces:
1st VP: Greg McFarlane - IBEW 2085
2nd VP: Charlotte Cameron - UFCW 832
3rd VP: Catherine Williams-Stewart - CUPE 500
Treasurer: Mike Welfley - MGEU
Recording Secretary: Andre Sarrasin - CUPW
Statistician: Deborah Jones - UFCW 832
Larissa Klymkiw - MGEU
Andy Spence Jr - Workers UNITED
Brenda Buleziuk - MGEU
Charlene Matheson - UNIFOR 830
Rick Booth - UNIFOR 3003
Kevin Dearing - COPE 342 was not up for election and will continue to serve.
Thank you to the outgoing executive members. It has been a pleasure serving
Thor Bielert - UNIFOR 3003
Darren T. Gibson - UNIFOR 144
Daniel Blaikie - IBEW 2085
Leo Van Den Bussche - UFCW 1518
The term for our new executive starts Jan 1 2016.