Let your voice be heard!

Vote in the Volunteer-Led Referendum
To save our local hospital services & stop the cuts to our community hospitals

All across Ontario hospital beds, emergency departments, birthing and surgical units, palliative care and even entire hospitals are being closed down. Hundreds of nurses have been cut, along with the thousands of hours of hands-on care that they provide for patients. Public laboratories, diagnostics, outpatient clinics are being shuttered and privatized. Vital housekeeping and support services have been cut to the bone and privatized.

It is beyond time that the cuts to our community hospitals stop. We are calling for Ontarians to join a province-wide vote to make Ontario’s government listen to the concerns of our communities & restore our local hospital services.

To learn more about how to set-up voting locations, please click here for an informational poster and order form.

Niagara advanced voting stations:

Port Colborne, Wainfleet & Welland Town Halls
Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Port Colborne Library, 301 King St., Port Colborne
May 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pelham Market, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill
May 26 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

No Frills, 53 West Side Rd., Port Colborne
May 21, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St., Welland
May 27, 12:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Market Square, Port Colborne,
May 27, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Friends Over 50, 554 Fielden Ave., Port Colborne
May 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Farmer's Market, Market Square, Port Colborne
May 27, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

See more on the Ontario Health Coalition's website.


The Niagara Regional Labour Council invites workers to celebrate their international holiday on

 Saturday April 30th 
from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

 at the Best Western Hotel, Welland Room,
2 North Service Road, St. Catharines

Speaker:  Dr. Murray Smith, Brock University

Refreshments courtesy of NRLC               BYOD

Contact: Bruce Allen 905-934-6233       nrlc.clc@gmail.com

2016 May Day rallies and marches:

May 1  Labour organized rally at the Pearson airport
May 1 in Hamilton
May 1 in Brampton
May 1 Traditional downtown Toronto

About MAY DAY 

Fight for $15 & Fairness

Workers, are you sick and tired living under precarious working conditions?

Come, hear, see,  and discuss what we can do to make our working conditions better!

In coalition with the Niagara Workers Activist group, NRLC hosts Fight for $15 & Fairnes.

Speaker is  Deena Ladd  from the Toronto based Workers Action Centre.

10 am to 1 pm
Registration and Light breakfast served at 9:30 am.

Stokes Community Centre, 36 Page St., St. Catharines

APRIL 28 DAY of MOURNING for workers killed on the job

Click on the image to see calendar of DOM ceremonies in the Niagara Region.


On April 28, workers, their families and many others gather in memory of those who have died as a result of work and many more whose lives and livelihoods are forever impacted by hazardous working conditions. A National Day of Mourning was first recognized by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to raise public awareness of worker injury, illness and death. More than 100 countries now observe a Day of Mourning.(http://bit.ly/1UAtgvH)

A PDF of Niagara DOM ceremonies is here.

Presentation against TPP to NF Council

On IWD, March 8, NRLC Vice President Niagara North, Bruce Allen, presented to Niagara Falls
City Council about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [TPP].

The Council voted in favour of a motion to send a letter to the Federal Trade Minister and Members of Parliament to request that the TPP Agreement be reviewed and changed so that Canadian auto jobs  will be kept in Canada.