The NRLC Health & Safety Committee is hosting HEAT AND COLD STRESS Workshop

Description:  Workers can be exposed to temperature extremes in many different workplaces or work settings.  The health effects of cold stress can include acute problems such as frostbite and tissue change, and heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion.  The long term effects can include injury to internal organs such as lungs, kidneys and heart.  Extreme cases can be fatal.

Course Objective:  To provide participants with the knowledge required to enable them to recognize and assess the hazards associated with heat and cold stress and to recommend controls to eliminate or reduce expose to the hazards in their worplace.

Date:            Saturday, May 12, 2018

Location:      1 Ormond St. South, Thorold

                       Niagara Regional Labour Council Office

                      (south side entrance, down stairs)

Time:            9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon)

Cost:             $40 per person

                       Please make cheques Payable to NRLC.                                  


Join us on March 1st, for a "Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone" Town Hall meeting in Niagara Region!

This important meeting will feature Canada's foremost pharmacare experts and advocates, and these important discussions will address why we need a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians, regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live.

When:      Thursday, March 1, 2018

Time:       6:30 P.M. -- 8:00 P.M.

Venue:     Club Capri
36 Cleveland Street, Thorold, ON L2V 3K5

Register today and circulate the attached poster to your family, friends, and co-workers!

CANCELLED: February 16 TRIVIA NIGHT Fundraiser

We regret to announce that the fundraiser had to be cancelled.

It will be rescheduled in April.

Stay tuned!

Delegate meeting date change!

This February, our delegate meeting has been changed from the usual second Wednesday of the month to the first, just for this very month.

We meet on February 7th at 7 pm at the Thorold City Hall on Schmon Parkway.

Globally Harmonized WHIMIS

ntended for workers, 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. Like all WHSC programs, this training applies adult learning principles to ensure learning is achieved. Note: Workplaces in Ontario have begun to transition from original WHMIS to the new GHS WHMIS. During transition, which will be completed by December, 2018, employers must train workers in both original WHMIS and GHS WHMIS when both are in use.

Date:            Saturday, February 3, 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, please fill up the registration form  and send to our mailing address
P.O. Box 42, Stn Main
Thorold, ON
L2V 3Y7

Labour Community Advocate Training Level 1

The CLC and United Way partner in offering a Labour Community Advocate Training.

The program provides an opportunity for Labour Community Advocates from different unions affiliated to the Canadian Labour Congress to discuss their experiences and share ideas. It also provides training on community involvement, including the way community boards work and how to become an effective advocate on social issues.

Monday evenings January 8, 2018 – March 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (9 sessions total)
Place: Niagara Regional Labour Council office, 1 Ormond Street South, Thorold
Cost: $175/participant (includes all materials and meals)

Labour Community Advocates have three roles:

· To link workers facing workplace, personal or family challenges with resources in the
· To identify community issues where the union can plan a role, through collective bargaining or
   social action; and
· To support community activism among union members, unions and labour organizations.

For more information on what Labour Community Advocates do and the subjects covered in the program, see the full pamphlet  here.