Welcome All

Hello Sisters and Brothers,

Peel Regional Labour Council General Membership Meeting and Social. Wednesday. January 24. 6 PM sharp. Location: To Be Announced.

 

 

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

 http://www.keeptransitpublic.ca/brampton/


WE OWN IT

What can everyday people accomplish by writing to their MPPs and visiting Queen’s Park? Last week, they helped keep the door closed to private, for-profit hospitals here in Ontario!
We Own It helps stop private hospitals
Here’s what happened: The provincial government is overhauling some of its health care laws with a new piece of legislation, Bill 160. The trouble was, Bill 160 didn’t renew a decades-old ban on new private hospitals in the province.

Thanks to quick action by The Ontario Health Coalition, people spoke out by the thousands. We Own It supporters played an important role in the outcry and it worked: the ban on private hospitals was put back into Bill 160.

“Thank you so much to thousands of individual concerned citizens,” said the health coalition. “We know your efforts made a huge difference.”

If you know anybody who’d like to be kept up to date on privatizations in health care, or any other public service, click here to invite them to join our movement.

In social media & the news


Airport privatization? Airline industry group urges caution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an industry group representing more than 250 airlines, including Air Canada, Air Transat, and Westjet. It says airport privatization is rife with pitfalls.

“To be blunt, we have not seen an airport privatization that has fully lived up to expectations,” says IATA Director-General Alexandre de Junia. “Our members (airlines) are very frustrated. Airport privatization is an issue that needs careful attention and urgent thinking. It will be a main focus for IATA in the coming years.”

Read more …


The high costs of privatized parking

At Ohio State, a computer science and engineering professor looked at the numbers behind the university’s privatized parking scheme. He wasn’t impressed by what he found: lost earnings of millions (and perhaps even tens of millions) every single year.

In other words: “Ohio State would have had about 50 per cent more money to distribute to [scholarships and campus] causes if it had not privatized parking.”

 

Read more …


Upcoming We Own It Events

Huntsville town hall on privatization
Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m., Canada Summit Centre

More info and RSVP


We Own It LCBO Rally in Orono
Saturday, December 9, 1 p.m., LCBO 91 Mill St., Orono


Chatham town hall on privatization
Monday, December 11, 6:30 p.m., Active Lifestyles Centre

More info and RSVP

RALLY AGAINST PRIVATIZATION

When:  Monday,Nov.6, noon to 1 pm

Where: Southwest corner of Nathan Phillips Square,

               Just accross the street from the Sheraton (123 Queen St. W). 

 


INJURED WORKER

COMMUNITY MEETING

Tuesday November 7th-1pm to 4pm

Bramalea Communtiy Health Center-40 Finchgate Blvd-rm 109

For more info or to Register,Contact Catherine at 

peelinjuredworkers@gmail.com or (905)790-8198

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Help Save HYDRO

Sunday,Nov.12,2-4pm

Gore Meadows Community Centre (Room 2)

10150 THE GORE ROAD,BRAMPTON

Please Bring a none perishable food donation for the Brampton Seva Food Bank


 

Location Change

 

The AGM for Labour Community Services of Peel will now be held at

989 Derry Road East, Suite 403, Mississauga.

 

Start Time 5:30 pm.

 

Please mark your calendar with the change in location.

 

Please RVSP to 905 696-7444 or email as we will be providing a light dinner.

 


 

New Members being sworn in to Prlc.

 

NEW MEMBERS

 

 

 

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TAWC-Call For Solidarity

Swissport’s Members on Strike

 

Canada’s unions celebrate repeal of controversial anti-union legislation     CAMPAIGN UPDATES


DAY OF MOURNING

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April 28th/2017

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MAY DAY!

 


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The 2017 Officers Of The Peel Regional Labour Council


New Delegates Being Sworn In.

 


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.

 

 


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LOOKING FOR HELP THIS SUMMER?

 

WHY NOT HIRE A STUDENT?

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR WAGES IS AVAILABLE!


 

Canada’s unions call anti-pension bill C-27 a betrayal

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Canada’s unions are organizing against Bill C-27 a new piece of federal legislation that enables Crown corporations and federal private-sector employers to back out of defined-benefit pension commitments.

“This bill was announced without consultation or advance notice, though it directly contradicts election promises to stabilize and improve retirement security,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff, who wrote aletter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlining the CLC’s opposition to the bill.

Currently, defined-benefit (DB) pensions provide stability and security to employees because employers are legally obliged to fund employees’ earned benefits. Already earned benefits are legally protected. Bill C-27 removes employers’ legal requirements to fund plan benefits, which means that benefits could be reduced going forward or even retroactively. Even people already retired could find their existing benefits affected, after paying in their entire working lives.

The bill would also invite employers to establish inferior, less-secure target-benefit (TB) plans, and persuade individual members to give up their DB benefits in exchange for the new plan.

“Bill C-27 invites employers and other plan sponsors to abandon their pension promises to employees and retirees, downloading virtually all plan risks brought on by market volatility from employers to workers and retirees,” Yussuff wrote to Morneau. “This is an unconscionable betrayal of the legal rights and protections of plan members.”

Read More Here!

http://canadianlabour.ca


Ontario Labour News
In this week’s e-blast, solidarity rallies and a new addition to Assembly for Decent Work:

  • TODAY: Support PSAC Local 501, Blue Water Bridge workers November 18
  • Former federal MP Olivia Chow joins Assembly for Decent Work in Brampton December 10
  • Rally November 25: Hands Off Our Pensions
  • Holidays are coming: Sing for workers’ rights
  • Save the date: OFL Women’s Leadership Summit March 24-26, 2017


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Rally today to support Blue Water Bridge workers
Please join to support the workers at the Blue Water Bridge. Bargaining has been unsuccessful with the employer, the Federal Bridge Corporation, for two full years and a strike may be imminent. These members deserve a fair contract, not major concessions to their collective agreement!

When: November 18, 2016 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Water Bridge Corporate Centre, 1555 Venetian Boulevard, Point Edward, ON N7T 0A9
RSVP to this event


Former federal MP Olivia Chow joins Assembly for Decent Work in Brampton December 10
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Who better to teach us how to make sure our MPPs understand the issues that are important to workers than former federal MP Olivia Chow?

Olivia Chow will be joining the Assembly for Decent Work to help ensure that workers’ voices are heard when we call to make it fair.

If you’re worried about work prospects for your children, or you need better treatment at work, join us at an important meeting and make your voice heard.

Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tell the government that we want them to Make It Fair. You are invited to an assembly to talk about winning better jobs for all.

Please attend this important assembly:

When: December 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Gore Meadows Community Centre, 10150 The Gore Road, Brampton, ON

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to this event.


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Hands Off Our Pensions

USW Local 1005 invites all members, retirees, salary and families to join us for an important rally to protect pensions!

When: November 25, 2016 3:30 p.m.
Where: MPP Ted McMeekin’s office, 299 Dundas Street E, Waterdown, ON

For more information click here.


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Holidays are coming: Sing for workers’ rights 

Make your voice heard by putting together a seasonal action for workers’ rights: sing for Decent Work this holiday season.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Workers’ Action Centre has revised the lyrics to a few holiday songs (click here to download the songbook).

Remember, you can organize this action anywhere. Just bring your voice and a few friends. If you want to shoot a video of your sing-a-long, that would be great – send it to info@15andFairness.org.


Save the date: OFL Women’s Leadership Summit March 24-26, 2017

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Women are the majority of union members. Study after study shows that the future growth of the labour movement will primarily be women workers, partially women workers who are from equity-seeking groups.

The OFL Women’s Leadership Summit will explore strategies to build women’s involvement in unions and strengthen the labour movement today and in the future.

Registration information will be available at OFL.ca in December. We hope to see you there!

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OUR GOVERNMENT-behind closed doors.

We are holding a day of action in Toronto on November 14, 2016, to call attention to two separate events:

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Come join us on Queen Street across from the Sheraton on November 14 at noon, and help us tell these bankers what we think of their plans.

·         A secret meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and potential privatization investors at the massive multinational investment firm  Black Rock Investment Management Company

·         The participation of Premier Kathleen Wynne on a panel discussion hosted by the Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships

SEE MORE HERE!

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We’ve seen this story before. It’s what cost us money on the 407, lives in Walkerton, $8 billion in extra P3 costs, and led to our rapidly-rising hydro rates.


Brampton and Mississuaga 

Needs Decent Jobs Now!

Brampton and Mississauga Assembly for Decent Work

Saturday, December 10 @ 1pm

Gore Meadows Community Centre

10150 The Gore Road, Brampton ON

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SEE THE POSTER HERE!

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The Peel Regional Labour Council Supports The Fight Against The TPP.

Take Action At letstalkpp.ca

Learn More At reject-tpp.ca


Weownit!

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Don,t privitize what belongs to us all.


20th Annual Health and Safety Awards Dinner

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 Labour’s Commitment to United Way

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Keynote Speaker: Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice-President Canadian Labour Congress 

 

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Labour Day Picnic

A Great Time Was Had By All!

Labour Council Proudly Giving Back to the Community.

 

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Congratulations

To Our New Member’s Being Sworn In

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DAY OF MOURNING CEREMONY

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All members and affiliates are welcome and encouraged to attend. Your Labour Council has been active in its participation in many local events. Please keep your support and momentum going forward.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts in Solidarity in demonstrating the importance of your Labour Council.

By-Election

 

Congratulations to Everyone Awarded a Position in the By-Election for four positions at our Wednesday March 23rd PRLC general membership meeting.

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Congratulations

To Our New Member’s Being Sworn In

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Labour Council Affiliates Meetings

are held on the fourth wednesday of every month

at the Unifor Hall Local 252. 1343 Matheson Blvd. E,

Mississauga, Ont. L4W 1R1

Sisters and Brothers

The Peel Regionail Labour Council Welcomes New Member’s

NOT A MEMBER AND WANT TO BECOME ONE

CONTACT US!

New Members Being Sworn in,

Congratulations

New Delegates

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

All members and affiliates are welcome and encouraged to attend. Your Labour Council has been active in its participation in many local events. Please keep your support and momentum going forward.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts in Solidarity in demonstrating the importance of your Labour Council.

 


Hassan Yussuff and Justin Trudeau

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

(Ottawa) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed a national meeting of labour leaders from across the country in Ottawa on Tuesday morning, signaling the onset of a new era in relations between the labour movement and the federal government.

“We were happy to welcome the Prime Minister to our meeting, and to hear him recommit to repealing the former Conservative government’s anti-union legislation, C-377 and C-525,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff.

On the refugee crisis, Yussuff added: “We have more than 130 labour councils and 25,000 union locals in communities across Canada and we’ve made it clear to the Prime Minister that we want to do our part in helping his government meet its goal to welcome and resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada.”

“We had a positive discussion and emphasized that we look forward to working with the Prime Minister and his cabinet on a number of issues that are priorities for working Canadians,” he added.

It has been over 50 years since a sitting Prime Minister addressed the Canadian Labour Congress, Canada’s central labour body. John Diefenbaker spoke at the CLC’s 1958 convention.

More than 120 labour leaders and representatives are in Ottawa for a meeting of the Canadian Council, a democratically elected group that governs the CLC between its national conventions.

The CLC represents over 3.3 million union members who work in every industry and live in every province and territory.