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A Statement from Tyler Burns:

It is with great pride and humility that I stand to my election as President of the Peterborough and District Labour Council. There will certainly be a great void left from Marion Burton’s long-time leadership. I will do my best to replace that mentorship with my own perspective and expertise. I will continue to encourage PDLC to be the voice of the $15 and Fairness and Pharmacare For All campaigns in our region, as well as reach out to all workers in Peterborough City and County.

As the leader of the Labour Council I will be the voice for organized and unorganized labour in Peterborough, I will ensure that workers’ rights are protected, and that we are all treated fairly!

December 7, 2018

The announced closure of the GM plant in Oshawa. The current provincial government’s recent action to replace Bill 148 – Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act with Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open for Business Act. The government stating that getting everyone a job is a good strategy for addressing poverty. No matter where you look, […]

December 7, 2018

As the world begins COP24, the UN international conference in Poland to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), the need to act quickly underlies all negotiations. The urgency for action on climate change has ramped up enormously in the last two months; the crisis has gone from “sometime in the future” to action required immediately to avoid […]

December 7, 2018

A rally against a wage freeze for clerical workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is planned for outside the hospital at lunchtime on Tuesday. Hospital spokesperson Michelene Ough wrote in an email that 247 unionized workers recently had their jobs re-evaluated. Of those, Ough wrote: •33 will not see their wages change, as a […]

November 28, 2018

The Peterborough and District Labour Council will have a new president on Jan. 1. Tyler Burns, a city bus driver and president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1320, was elected on Tuesday evening as incoming president of the Labour Council. Marion Burton, who has been president for 12 years, didn’t seek re-election on Tuesday; […]

November 28, 2018

A group of 244 unionized clerical workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre will have their wages frozen for the next five to eight years after a re-evaluation of their jobs — a move that the union president calls “unconscionable” and has vowed to fight, while the hospital says the re-evaluation was long overdue and done […]

November 16, 2018

A former Ontario child advocate says she was “devastated” to learn that Premier Doug Ford’s government was scrapping the province’s child watchdog role. Judy Finlay, now an associate professor at Ryerson University’s School of Child and Youth care, fears the move will increase the vulnerability of young people that the office had been advocating for. Finlay […]

November 15, 2018

Removing workers’ right to two paid sick days and replacing them with unpaid emergency leave is “more progressive” for workers, Conservative MPPs said Thursday at a testy committee hearing for proposed new labour legislation. Bill 47, which aims to undo numerous recently enacted measures including two paid sick days, equal pay for equal work, and […]

October 25, 2018

City of Kawartha Lakes residents added their voices to one of the largest public rallies at Queen’s Park, opposing the Doug Ford government’s plans for the future of health care. Bonnie Kennedy, co-chair of the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Coalition with Barbara Doyle and Zack Miller, said the local group decided to join other coalition […]

October 25, 2018

Premier Doug Ford’s government will freeze Ontario’s minimum wage at $14 for another two years with a sweeping new bill that scraps many of the labour reforms brought in by the previous Liberal government in favour of a more pro-business agenda. The omnibus legislation, unveiled Tuesday, is designed to fulfil one of Ford’s central campaign […]

October 25, 2018

TORONTO, ON (October 23, 2018) – Reducing wages and gutting protections for our provinces lowest paid workers proves Premier Ford is only interested in helping his corporate friends and has no problem hurting working people and their families to do it, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hahn’s comments come following today’s announcement that Ford […]


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