OPSEU Information Picket

On Saturday, January 24, the NRLC delegates participated in a solidarity rally for staff workers employed by Care Partners, a private for-profit company. More than 18 months ago the workers chose to be represented by OPSEU, yet the employer disrespects this choice.

The workers deliver nursing services to residents in our community. They want a collective agreement that can give them respect and protections against arbitrary, unfair and exploitative working conditions. 
Collective Bargaining is a Right!
Here is OPSEU press release.


The fight to preserve the Rose City’s hospital will continue with a public meeting this Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Niagara Health Coalition has organized its next Save Our Welland Hospital meeting, which will take place at 2 p.m. in the Welland Civic Square community room, 60 East Main Street.

“We’ll be providing an update on the activity we’ve had to date, as well as what we’re planning,” said coalition co-chair Sue Hotte.
A new petition calling for the hospital to remain open is expected to be launched Sunday and details will be released about upcoming fundraisers.
“We’ve been moving forward quite quickly,” she said.
Hotte urged people to get involved and become informed about the impact the closure of the hospital will have.
“We need everyone on board to show we need to keep the hospital and its services,” she said.
“It’s not a done deal. We can save this hospital.”

The facebook link to Save the Welland Hospital is here: https://www.facebook.com/Savewellandhospital

Further Niagara Health Coalition events:

Friday January 16 at 6 p.m. 
Fundraising Dinner at Niagara on the Lake
Addison Hall, St. Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Byron St. 
Tickets are $25 please call Sandra 289-868-9310

Saturday January 17 at 10 a.m. 
Town Hall Meeting to Save Our Hospital!
Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane, NOTL
With Guest Speaker Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition
See more at the ONTARIO HEALTH COALITION website http://www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/

WHSC Investigation and Reporting Training

The EDUCATION COMMITTEE of the NRLC is holding Workplace Health and Safety Centre Investigation and Reporting workshop.

Date:     January 24, 2015
Time:    9 am - 12 pm
Place:   NRLC Office, 37 Front Street, Thorold

Space is limited so please book early. Click here for details on the registration form.

And it's here again - - the NRLC end of the year Holiday Social!

Come and enjoy the holiday cheer. Infuse yourself with the collective energy for greater struggle in 2015!

Wednesday Dec.10 from 6:30 pm

At the Wrigley's Sports Bar 
Best Western 2 North Service Rd.
St. Catharines



Friday Dec. 05

 7:30 am to 9:oo a.m.
Parking, Buffet breakfast and door prize ticket for $5 per person
Pond lnlet, Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines
*****Doors open at 7:00 a.m.****

Music, information fair, speakers, a memorial service and breakfast buffet.     
Proceeds from the event will be donated to local organizations supporting victims of violence.
An event organized by the Niagara Regional Labour Council
& UNIFOR 199 Women's Committee

Save Welland hospital, fight for quality public medicare!

Action #1

Attend Mass Rally on November 21

This is the fight for real democracy. Workers democracy.
Private health care is not a care but a business, that benefits the very few at the account of the very many. Having quality public health care (or not) is literally a matter of life and death.