Annual Activist Awards


Ninth Annual Activist Awards Dinner  Thursday January 24, 2019
 
This is an event to express thanks for the hard work Union Health & Safety, Political and Social Justice Committee members and community activists do. 

This year the awards dinner is held at 
Canadian Polish Society, 43 Facer Street, St. Catharines

Meet and Greet:                     6:30 pm
Dinner:                                    7:00pm
Keynote speaker                    7:30 pm
Presentation of Awards          7:45 pm

Tickets are $40 per person 
                 
The following awards will be presented at the dinner:

DECEMBER 6

December 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 

On December 6 1989, a gunman entered Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.  Shouting “You’re all a bunch of feminists! I hate feminists!”, he killed 14 women students.

By leading the conversation on violence against women and providing the assistance for those affected by abuse, we break the silence and actively participate in eliminating gender-based violence.


The Women in Solidarity Committee of the NRLC will be hosting a buffet breakfast on Thursday December 6, 2018.
Breakfast will be served from 7:00 am to 7:45 am and the event will be held at the Club Capri, 36 Cleveland Street, Thorold.

Along with door prizes and raffles, there will be a presentation on the St. Catharines Shoebox Project by Debbie Feor-Swartz.

We are asking that you bring a donation to the Shoebox Project along with you. See the project's page for suggestions what goes in: http://www.shoeboxproject.com/make-a-shoebox.html

Tickets for this event can be purchased through the Niagara Regional Labour Council through email or call or text, NRLC President Lou Ann Binning.

email:    nrlc.clc@gmail.com
text or phone:  905-708-4022
  
Click here for a registration form.






RALLY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CARE!

Stand up to protect our public health care Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 

How to get there?

1) The NRLC covers a bus to and from the rally, free of charge. 
The bus leaves from Welland Market at 9:30 am and from St. Catharines Fairwview Mall ( west side near Go stop) at 10:00 am. 

The rally starts at noon. Bus leaves after the rally at 1:30 pm. Please reserve your seat.
To reserve a seat or for more information contact us at : niagarahealthcoalition@yahoo.ca or call/text 905-932-1646

or

2) The Unifor Local 199 Retired Workers Chapter is providing a bus to go to this important rally to defend our healthcare system.
It will leave at 9:30 am from the union hall at 124 Bunting Rd. in St. Catharines. Lunches will be provided. Register to reserve a seat on the bus at the Unifor Local 199 Retired Workers Centre 905-682-2231 (Retiree Centre) 905-682-2611 (Union Hall Main Office) 905-682-9393 (Union Hall Fax)

Health &Safety Courses FALL 2018

Take the opportunity to register for the following H&S courses sponsored by the Workers Health and Safety Centre and the NRLC:

Globally Harmonized WHMIS 

 Saturday, November 3, 2018
 
This course is intended for workers, and other workplace parties, this program offers an overview of the new GHS WHMIS. Participants will explore new standardized information, classification and communication requirements for hazardous products used, stored, handled or disposed of in the workplace. This includes new GHS-modified WHMIS labels, safety data sheets and pictograms.


Prevention Link: Occupational Mental Health & Illness 101 

Saturday, November 17, 2018  


This course is for participants who want a better understanding of mental health and illness in the workplace. This half day workshop is your chance to become more informed and talk more openly about mental health in the workplace. Stigma around the topic is a key reason why many don’t talk about mental illness in their workplaces.

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Both courses will take place at the  Niagara Regional Labour Council Office
1 Ormond Street, South, Thorold (Please use south side entrance downstairs to the office)

Time for both is 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon)

Cost: $40 per person
 Please make cheques payable to NRLC.
P.O. Box 42, Thorold, Ontario L2V3Y7
Attention: Education Committee


*Registration deadline is: October 25, 2018*

List of Endorsed Candidates for Municipal Elections 2018

The NRLC endorsed a list of municipal candidates in a process that covered the whole two months of summer. Of the 120 candidates who replied to NRLC'c questionnaire, 29 were endorsed.

 Click on the images below to read pres release and see the endorsed candidates' contact and social media information below.




















CANDIDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Councillor
Fort Erie
Ward 4
Ridgeway
Pati Habermann
patiward4.ca
facebook.com/patiward4
twitter@patiward4
289-821-0961
Mayor
Grimsby
Steve D. Berry
905-945-2578
Councillor
 Ward 1
Kevin Ritchie
twitter@kevindritchie
facebook.com/kevinritchiealderman
905-309-9299
Councillor
Lincoln
Ward 2
John D. Pachevera
905-933-1333


Stephanie Villers
905-933-1634
Councillor
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Gary Burroughs
twitter@BurroughsGary
905-658-8717


Sandra O'Connor
www.sandraoconnornotl.ca
facebook.com/sandra.oconnor.notl
twitter@SandraO_NOTL
289-868-9310
Councillor
Niagara Falls
Carolynn Ioannoni
carolynnioannoni@me.com
facebook.com/councillorcarolynn.ioannoni
www.carolynnioannoni.com
905-246-2557


Dr. Kenneth Groves
facebook.com/votedrgroves
905-371-6390
Regional
Councillor
Pelham
Dave Augustyn
facebook.com/ReElectMayorDaveAugustyn
twitter/mayordavepelham
905-892-2925
Regional Councillor
Port Colborne
Barbara  Butters
facebook.com/barbara.butters.16
905-834-4005
Councillor
St. Catharines Ward 1
Merritton
Greg Miller
millerformerritton.com
facebook.com/millerformerritton
twitter/gregmillerstc
905-931-3622

Ward 2
St. Andrews
Joe Kushner
Yvette.kushner@gmail.com
905-685-1817

Ward 4
St. Patrick
Karrie Porter
karrie@karrieporter.ca
KarriePorter.ca
facebook.com/karrieporterforcitycouncil
Twitter: @KarriePorter
905-650-4076

Ward 5
Grantham
Bill Phillips
http://vote4phillips.com/
905-937-7752


 www.electvanmeer.ca
 www.facebook.com/electvanmeer
 905.359.9233

Ward 6
Port Dalhousie
 Bruce Williamson
cbrucewilliamson@gmail.com
905-327-9754


Carlos Garcia
Facebook.com/N.CarlosGarcia
905-321-8775
Regional
Councillor

Laura Ip
facebook.com/LauraIpForRegionalCouncil/
905-984-0741


Kelly Edgar
www.facebook.com/kelly.edgar1
905-933-2135
Mayor
Thorold
Terry Ugulini
www.terryugulini.com
Facebook.com/terryugulini
twitter@terryuglini
905-227-0160
Councillor

Jean D’Amelio Swyer
facebook.com/jean d’amelio swyer
905-227-7515


Carmen de Rose
289-407-3879


David ( Jim) Handley
jimhandley@outlook.com
289-219-0034


John Kenny
Jonblu2@hotmail.com
905-328-3359
Councillor
Welland
Ward 3
John Thomas McNall
john@barkermcnall.ca
905-736-4347

Ward 4
Melissa McGlashan
facebook@Melissa4ward4
289-843-7442

Ward 5
Claudette Richard
www.claudetterichard.com
905-932-7543

Ward 6
Bonnie Fokkens
Bonnie.fokkens4ward6@gmail.com
905-735-5589





LABOUR DAY 2018

Walk with us on Monday September 3rd in the Merritton Labour Day Parade.
We will be meeting at the Pen Center off Chestnut Street by the Cinemas at 9:30 a.m.
The parade starts at 11 a.m.
Bring your union flags and wear your union shirts!




 
 

Candidate Healthcare Debates

Worried about access to health services and hospitals, long term care, home care, elder abuse? Join us as we listen to the candidates explain their parties' platform and what they can do to help alleviate the health care situation in Niagara.

 
Candidates to Debate Healthcare in Four Niagara Ridings
 
Four Niagara-based organizations,
Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) Niagara;
Council of Canadians (COC) South Niagara Chapter; 
Niagara Health Coalition/Ontario Health Coalition and 
The Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO/ERO) District 14 Niagara, 
have teamed up to host candidates’ debates on healthcare in the four Niagara ridings.  These four organizations represent well over 35,000 concerned citizens across the region.
 
These are non-partisan, public meetings. Candidates will answer prepared questions from the host groups and questions from the audience.
 
 Dates       Riding                  Location                                                                                Time
 
May 14    St.Catharines     Robertson Hall, 85 Church St., St. Catharines              6:30 to 9:00 pm
 
May 17    Niagara Falls       Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Rd, Niagara Falls    6:30 to 9:00 pm
 
May 23    Niagara Centre    Welland Arena Community Hall, 501 King St., Welland     6:30 to 9:00 pm
       
May 24    Niagara West      Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby   6:30 to 9:00 pm
 
“Niagara residents need to hear from all political parties about how they intend to deal with the very significant access to health care and hospital services in Niagara,” says Sue Hotte, Niagara Health Coalition Co-Chair.  Clarice West-Hobbs and Dorothy Prickett, representing RTO/ERO Niagara and CARP Niagara, are concerned that with an aging population, complex care needs, and increased incidence of dementia, the need for safe and appropriate care in Ontario but especially in Niagara is growing yet there is no co-ordinated plan to meet these requirements.  Fiona McMurran emphasized the Council of Canadians’ concern that, with little to no public consultation, funding is being steadily diverted from the public healthcare system to private for-profit clinics, P3 hospitals, private home care companies and private long-term care homes.