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.


NRLC, Workers Health & Safety Centre,
Ontario Federation of Labour-Prevention Link 

JULY 23 - JULY 27, 2018 
Courses offered this summer:
  • Prevention Link WSIB Level 1 Rights and Obligations
  • Prevention Link WSIB Level 2 Benefits and Services
  • Prevention Link WSIB Level 4 Return to Work
  • WHSC Level 1 Basic Occupational Health &Safety Awareness
  • WHSC Level 2 Law (Federal)
For the first time, we are offering five workshops bundle
  1. Making the Link between Occupational Disease and the Workplace
  2. Appeals
  3. Critical Incident and Post Traumatic Stress
  4. Stress in the Workplace 
  5. Workplace Violence and Harassment

The Niagara Regional Labour Council Summer School is being held at the Best Western St. Catharines Hotel and Conference Centre this year.
Accommodation is $ 129.00 plus hst per room per night.  A hot buffet breakfast is included.  Please reserve directly with the hotel and quote NRLC when booking. 

For description and registration form click here.

APRIL 28 National Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job

Day of Mourning is annual ceremony for workers victimized by employers' failure to ensure health and safety at work.

The theme for the 2018 Day of Mourning is Violence and Harassment: It’s Not Part of the Job.
On Saturday, April 28, 2018 the NRLC holds 10 ceremonies across the Niagara Region:

St. Catharines, 7:30 a.m.
At the monument dedicated to the Fallen Welland Canal Workers, located at Lock 3 on the Welland Canal Parkway – west side of the Canal 

St. Catharines, 8:00 a.m.
At the 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, 9:15 a.m.
At the monument located at the Centennial Arena – 1557 Four Mile Creek road in Virgil. 

Niagara Falls, 10:30 a.m.
At the monument located at Niagara Falls City Hall – 4310 Queen Street. 

Fort Erie, 11:45 a.m.
At the Monument located at Fort Erie City Hall – 1 Municipal Centre Drive along Highway 3. 

Port Colborne, 1:00 p.m.
At the Monument located in H.H. Knoll Park on Sugarloaf Street, beside the hospital. 

Welland, 2:00 p.m.
At the Monument located beside the canal in Merritt Park – 151 King Street. 

Port Robinson, 3:00 p.m.
In memory of Robyn Lafleur, Esquire Canada explosion site (1999) – 125 South Street North.

St. Catharines, 4:00 p.m.
At the Monument located at St. Catharines City Hall – 50 Church St. 

Niagara Region, 5:15 p.m.
At the Monument located at the Region of Niagara Headquarters – 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way.

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!