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Widows, workers, and their families gathered at GE on the eve of Injured Workers Day. They marched past the Peterborough & District Labour Council monument to the Quaker Oats fire monument in Millennium Park. They came to pay tribute to those injured or killed on, or from, their job of the night before #InjuredWorkersDay
Singers and trade union activists George Hewison, Brenda Wall, and Natasha Luckhardt led the vigil with songs. St. Catharines Health & Safety Activist, Bruce Allen, spoke about a similar group in Sarnia. Several family members and retired workers spoke the names of former GE workers who have died.
Injured Workers Day commemorates June 1, 1983, when over 3,000 injured workers forced an Ontario government committee, regarding major changes to Ontario’s workers’ compensation system, to conduct a public hearing on the steps of the legislature.
All Candidates Meeting
60 people attended the Labour-focused All Candidates meeting for the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha. Questions ranged from precarious work to the relationship between good jobs and a healthy environment.
Peterborough & District Labour Council Labour Appreciation Dinner – April 28, 2018
Day of Mourning – April 27, 2018
Tampon Tuesday in Peterborough
Another successful Tampon Tuesday in Peterborough on March 6, 2018. Thank you to Junction Nightclub for hosting us, to Mel Hannah from Country 105 and Energy 99.7 for emceeing the event, and to our ambassadors: Marion Burton, our Council’s President; Greta Glanville, from SEIU Healthcare; Angela Kelly, from Unifor 685; and our own Lisa Smith. The Peterborough community went with the flow and we collected a lot of products to deliver to KSAC, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, YES Shelter for Youth and Families and Cameron House.
Solidarity at Union Night with the Petes
Cobourg Tim Hortons Rally
The Peterborough and District Labour Council (PDLC) is the central body of union locals in the Peterborough area (Peterborough County plus Omemee) who are affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).