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55 years. Enough is enough.

Today, March 31st, is the 55th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). Today marks over half a century of injustice, indignities and exploitation of Black and Latinx people by Canada’s agri-food industry.

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Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us—Car Cavalcade

On March 23, CUPE, SEIU, and Unifor workers from all sectors of healthcare will mount a car cavalcade in support of their campaign to demand respect, protection, and adequate compensation: Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us. 

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Peel Regional Labour Council stands with the Farmers of India

Over 500 farmer unions made up of over 250 million farmers are on strike against the Modi Government of India.

President Narenda Modi and the right-wing populist government of India have hastily passed a series of three laws which deregulates the sale of crops and favours large predatory corporations to control the market without input with farmers. These laws will lead to the bankruptcy and ruin of many small farmers across India.

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PRLC hosts the Canadian Labour International Film Festival Nov 30th

The Peel Regional Labour Council is pleased to host a free online screening of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival on 7:30pm on Monday November 30th Please join us for this virtual event featuring "the world of work and those who do it".
 
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Peel Regional Labour Council Rejects Endorsement of Former Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau for OECD Role

Late on Friday, October 30, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), without consulting any union affiliate, announced a joint endorsement with the business lobby group, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of former Finance Minister Bill Morneau for the role of Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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PRLC offers scholarships for McMaster Labour Studies Certificate courses

The Peel Regional Labour Council is offering 3 members from it’s affiliated locals the opportunity to be reimbursed for taking a McMaster Labour Studies Certificate Program Course in Fall 2020.

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Peel Labour stands in Solidarity with Six Nations Land Defenders

The Peel Regional Labour Council (PRLC) calls on the government of Canada and Ontario to respect the treaty rights of the Haudenosaunee people. The PRLC is appalled at the level of violence committed against Haudenosaunee people by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for defending their land.

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