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PRLC Endorsements in the Municipal Elections

Below is our list of endorsements for the upcoming municipal elections.

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Another Tampon Tuesday Pick Up on August 23

Another Tampon Tuesday Pick Up in August 23!
 
Help support by dropping menstrual hygiene products off at 19 John St in Brampton between the hours of 9am to 5pm.
 
For more information contact Sania at 905-601-7800 or email [email protected]
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We need your help to mobilize for the OFL’s March 6, 2022 Activist Assembly!

With the rise of the hateful convoy in recent weeks, there is an even greater urgency for the labour movement to mobilize towards a positive and hopeful vision of the better Ontario we need for working people and their families. That means the stakes are even higher for the May 1 day of action and what we aim to achieve during the election and beyond.

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PRLC calls for equal rights for Gig Workers, not entrenched inequality.

The Peel Regional Labour Council is very concerned about the big business assault on working conditions of “Gig Workers”. These plans, if enacted, would make “Gig Workers” into a permanent underclass of workers who are not entitled to the bare minimum standards that the Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides. Recently the Ford Government’s Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee (OWRAC) made significantly regressive recommendations that would do just that. 

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PRLC Unites in Solidarity with Hamilton Housing Advocates

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.

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PRLC stands in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders

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. 

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Canadian Labour International Film Festival has a screening for the PRLC

The Peel Regional Labour Council is pleased to host a free online screening of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival on Monday November 29th, 7:00pm.

Please join us for this virtual event featuring "the world of work and those who do it".

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PRLC Opposes the Coup in Sudan

The Peel Regional Labour Council opposes the Coup in Sudan.

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New Scholarship Launched to Honour Frontline Workers

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.

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Virtual Rally against Canada Goose Union Busting

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. 

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