Hello Sisters and Brothers,
PEEL REGIONAL LABOUR COUNCIL
General Membership Meetings:
All meetings will be held at Iceland Mississauga, 705 Mathewson Blvd, E. at 6:00 p.m. sharp.
We will be meeting in the north lounge room upstairs.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018-We will have a Christmas gathering and the meeting will be held after (6:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Please be encouraged to come out and enjoy the Solidarity and general comradery amongst our members.
PRLC and CLC are sponsoring a Public Town Hall on “Pharmacare for Every One” on Feb.27th
Updated Locations for January 19, National Day of Action to support Tim Hortons Workers
South of Derry and Airport Rd.
And Another Rally
One rally is taking place in Brampton at Tim Horton’s from 4-5 pm.
Peter Robertson and Dixie Road from 4-5 pm!
THE ONTARIO LIBERALS ARE PRIVATIZING YOUR PUBLIC TRANSIT,
BUT THERE’S STILL TIME TO STOP THEM AND KEEP TRANSIT PUBLIC!
HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?
Discussions are underway between the City of Brampton and Metrolinx – the provincial transit planning organization – to expand transit in Brampton. This is great and we applaud them.
Currently, our public transit company – Brampton Transit – runs the ZÜM Bus Rapid Transit Line. We’d like to keep it that way.
SIGN THE PETITION
FOLLOW THIS LINK
In social media & the news
New Members being sworn in to Prlc.
Join the fight for decent work!
Why Join A UNION?
Vancouver – A report released today by the Fraser Institute offers compelling reasons for workers to join unions to improve wages and benefits, says the BC Federation of Labour.
“Whether it is in the private or public sector, the report shows that workers who are union members have better pay and benefits than workers who aren’t union members,” says BCFED President Irene Lanzinger.
“So the study clearly highlights the benefits of union membership and sends a clear message for non-union workers. If you want to gain more respect and have more power to make working life pay better, then join a union.” she says.
“If you would like a paid leave day to deal with a sick child or an aging parent, then join a union because unions have negotiated these benefits,” Lanzinger says.
“If you are a woman worker and tired of being paid less for doing the same work as a male counterpart, then join a union because we`ve negotiated pay equity to address wage discrimination against women.
“If you are one of BC`s half-million workers earning less than $15 an hour, then join a union to help lift you out of poverty.
“If you want a secure income for your retirement, then join a union to negotiate a pension plan.”
Normally, says Lanzinger, the Fraser Institute—the official think tank for the 1%—can be counted on to try and pull people down rather than lift everyone up. “But in this case we appreciate their help in getting the message out about the benefits of belonging to a union, so that better wages and benefits can happen here.”
In the year ahead, the BC labour movement will be more aggressive on the organizing front to ensure more workers join unions to help them win better pay and benefits. Information about how workers can join unions can be found at www.bcfed.ca/join.
The Peel Regional Labour Council Supports The Fight Against The TPP.
Take Action At letstalkpp.ca
Learn More At reject-tpp.ca
20th Annual Health and Safety Awards Dinner
Labour’s Commitment to United Way
Keynote Speaker: Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President Canadian Labour Congress