Gloablly 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. 

8th Annual Activist Awards Dinner

The NRLC Annual Activist Awards Dinner event has entered its eighth year in 2017. This is an opportunity to express thanks for the hard work Union Health & Safety, Political and Social Justice Committee members and community activists do.
Nominations are open for activists in the following four categories:

The Workers’ Health and Safety Award

The Occupational Disease Response Team Award

The Eric Blair Social Activist Award

The Peter Kormos Political Activist Award

The award presentation and dinner will be at the

Gale Center
Memorial Community Room
5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls

Meet and Greet:                     6:30 pm
Dinner:                                   7:00pm
Keynote speaker                    7:30 pm
Presentation of Awards          7:45 pm
Tickets are $40 each. Click here for the Reservation form and Nomination forms.
Please order your tickets by Friday, January 19, 2018. 
 The event is sponsored by the Workers Health and Safety Centre & the Niagara Regional Labour Council.

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