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 September 15th, dinner and guest speaker at 6:00, meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 275 Broadway.
September 7th - Labour Day March 2015
Please join us on Monday, September 7th for the Labour Day March 2015. March begins at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park. Please see poster or contact Dave Sauer (204) 942-0522 for more information.
September 7th - Labour Day Picnic 2015
Monday September 7th following the Labour Day March, we welcome everyone to the Labour Day Picnic between 2:00 - 4:30 pm, at Vimy Ridge Park, 821 Preston Avenue. Please contact Dave Sauer (204) 942-0522 for more information. See Poster for details.
September 7th - Shoe Drive
If you are planning on attending the Labour Day picnic, please bring along a donation to the Rossbrook House. We are asking for donations of socks, sneakers or monetary to help bring a smile to inner-city kids in need.
September 18th - United Way Plane Pull 2015 Kickoff
Friday, September 18th registration begins for the United Way Plane Pull 2015. Register your team now and begin fundraising to support United Way and win prizes.