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.


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.

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.