Stress in the Workplace workshop

Mounting evidence shows workplace stress is a serious hazard posing significant risk to workers’ health and well-being. This training program is designed to equip participants with information that will enable them to identify causes of workplace stress, recognize its health effects and assess and implement effective controls.  Participants will learn that strategies necessary to find and implement solutions to workplace stress require collaboration of the workplace parties.

 This program includes several resources participants can use later in the workplace including the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) which is a tool for assessing psychosocial working conditions, health and wellbeing.

Date:              Saturday, January 20, 2018
Location:       1 Ormond St, Thorold : Niagara Regional Labour Council Office
                       Please use south side entrance downstairs to the office
Time:             9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon)

Cost:              $40 per person: Please make cheques payable to NRLC.

To register,  send filled form to 
P.O. Box 42, Stn Main
Thorold, ON
L2V 3Y7

Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Unveiling Ceremony

The NRLC and many non affiliated labour union locals jointly contributed $25,000 to make the Welland Canal Fallen Workers memorial possible. We will be at the unveiling ceremony on Sunday, November 12, to honour the workers who were killed on the job building the Welland canal.

WHERE:1932 Welland Canals Pkwy, Lock Three, just north of the
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
WHEN:Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2 pm
WHO:All are invited to join with family members and descendants of the fallen workers    

Not long after the canal opened in 1932, Robert James Manion, then federal minister of railways and canals promised a memorial to the men who died and recognition to the thousands who toiled on this massive and dangerous construction effort. Nothing ever came of this pledge—until now.

Support striking college academic workers!

NRLC stands with OPSEU represented college instructors who are waging a battle for equality and fairness. Anyone teaching a course at a Canadian college on contract intimately knows the adverse effects of precarious working conditions.

OPSEU Local 242 - representing academic staff at Niagara College, pickets from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Drop by at either locations for a solidarity picket. The instructors need your support!

Welland Campus - First Avenue entrances and Parking Lot G entrance (Woodlawn Road)
Niagara On The Lake Campus - Taylor Road Entrance

NEW! - Globally Harmonized WHMIS Course

We are holding the new Globally Harmonized WHMIS Course  on
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 am to 12 noon at the NRLC office in Thorold.

Cost is $40.00 per participant.
For more information and the registration form, click here.

Sep 4th 2017 - LABOUR DAY PARADE

NRLC and union locals marched in the September 4 2017 Labour Day Parade.

Summer 2017 Health & Safety/WSIB Educational July 23-28

It's time to register for our health and safety summer school! The annual event is sponsored by the NRLC,  Workers Health and Safety Centre, Ontario Federation of Labour-Occupational  Disability Response Team [ODRT], 
OSSTF D. 35 Brock University Support Staff  
 JULY 23 - 28 at Brock University 
  in St. Catharines
Courses offered this summer are 
  • ODRT WSIB levels 1 and 2
  • ODRT level 3
  • WHSC level 1
  • WHSC level 2

For details and a registration form go here


Niagara Regional Labour Council will hold ceremonies at fallen workers memorial sites throughout the region on FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017.

St. Catharines, 8:00 a.m.
Monument dedicated to four fallen workers – under the St. Catharines Skyway. Located on the Welland Canal Parkway, west side of the canal under the bridge. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, 9:00 a.m.
Monument located at the Centennial Arena, 1557 Four Mile Creek Road in Virgil 

Niagara Falls, 10:00 a.m.
Monument located at Niagara Falls City Hall, 4310 Queen Street 

Fort Erie, 11:00 a.m.
Monument located at Fort Erie City Hall, 1 Municipal Centre Drive along Hwy #3 

Port Colborne, 12:30 p.m.
Monument located in HH Knoll Park on Sugarloaf Street beside the hospital 

Welland, 1:30 p.m.
Monument located beside the canal in Merritt Park, 151 King Street 

Port Robinson, 2:30 p.m.
In memory of Robyn Lafleur. Esquire Canada explosion site (1999), 125 South Street North 

St. Catharines, 3:30 p.m.
Monument located at St. Catharines City Hall, 50 Church Street 

Niagara Region, 5:00 p.m.
Monument located at the Region of Niagara Headquarters, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way

For more information, contact: Guylaine Tremblay at