The Peel Regional Labour Council (PRLC) was deeply concerned when we heard what happened in Hamilton, Ontario at the end of November. We are shocked about the egregious use of force against racialized youth in order to cleanse the homeless population from the city. As workers and residents of Peel, we understand the terrible impact that policing can have in the absence of adequate housing solutions and other social supports. Disproportionately, the most marginalized communities and their advocates are the victims.
September 30, 2021 marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As one of the calls to action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation asked settlers to reflect on the histories, intergenerational legacies, and ongoing acts of colonial violence, including cultural genocide. Reconciliation demands nation-to-nation relationships that respect the sovereignty of Indigenous Nations.
The intention of the creation of these scholarships is to support the families of unionized members who spend many years saving funds necessary so that they or their children can have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. Annually, the PRLC will offer 3 scholarships valued at $1,500 each to students from union families within the Peel Region who qualify.
On behalf of Canada Goose workers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They request your personal and your organization's support in our fight against Canada Goose and Bain Capital’s union busting. In 2013 Bain bought 70% of Canada Goose. At that time the company was nearly 100% union. Today they are only about 30% as Bain’s Canada Goose is steadily deunionizing. Your show of solidarity will be invaluable to their cause.
Today, April 28, 2021 marks the National Day of Mourning for those who have died from injury or illness from their workplaces. The Peel Regional labour Council commemorate the day with a virtual ceremony.
For those who missed the event. The event was recorded for all to view.
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.
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.