Municipalities need help

Municipal workers are on the frontlines going flat out to deliver the public services that keep us safe during COVID-19. But responding to this pandemic has left municipal governments in financial crisis. Their revenues have collapsed and unanticipated costs are soaring. Without financial help, municipalities will be forced to cut the vital local services our … Read more

Kamloops & District Labour Council on COVID-19

Our community is facing a crisis. The COVID pandemic impacted everyone, and local governments haven’t been spared. Municipal governments are an important economic driver in our communities. They provide vital services like libraries, road construction, policing and fire fighting, garbage and recycling collection, and many more services we take for granted. However, COVID is having an … Read more

Day of Mourning Presentation

Jim Waldie made a presentation via webcam to Kamloops City Council for the National Day of Mourning on April 28th on behalf of the Kamloops & District Labour Council. The presentation starts at about 3:30. http://www.playfullscreen.com/arc2/CoK_20200428201010.mp4  

It’s time to change the law

In 2002, the former BC Liberal government made major changes to the Employment Standards Act by slashing protections and gutting enforcement. The Horgan government has announced a review of the Employment Standards Act. The submission deadline is March 31st. This is our chance to ensure that every worker is treated with dignity and respect on the … Read more

2018 KDLC Endorsed Candidates

The Kamloops and District Labour Council believes that building strong communities requires electing people to City Councils and School Boards who will advocate for fair, just and accessible societies and strong public services. We are very appreciative of everyone who submitted surveys and only those who demonstrated a full understanding of our issues and concerns, … Read more

Seeking Municipal Candidates

he members and affiliates of the Kamloops and District Labour Council have had a long history in being politically engaged in all elections as we strive for a fair and just society and working environments for all. Municipal elections impact the lives of our members and their families on many levels and they want an … Read more

This Pride Season, Canadians Deserve a Pharmacare Plan we can be Proud of

Canada’s unions are kicking off Pride season by renewing the call for universal pharmacare. Too many LGBTQ2SI people are among the more than 3.5 million people living in Canada who can’t afford to fill their prescriptions; and over half of people living in Canada are afraid they won’t be able to afford their prescription medication … Read more

Canada’s Unions Support Canadian Retaliation Against American Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Canada’s unions today applauded the Canadian Government’s retaliation against the unjustified and unwarranted American tariffs on steel and aluminum. “I am pleased to see Canada respond so quickly and decisively to defend Canadian workers and industry against President Trump’s bullying tactics. Canada cannot waver in its defence of balanced trade,” said CLC President Hassan Yussuff. … Read more

Kamloops Joins the National Call for $15

On April 15th, the Kamloops District Labour Council, workers, students, progressive political parties, and concerned citizens in Kamloops, join the national call for a $15 minimum wage. Around 40 people rallied at the North Shore transit exchange to demand that anyone who works full time should be able to live above the poverty line. This … Read more

KDLC Calls for Full Panel Review on Ajax

The Kamloops and District Labour Council called on federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to order a full panel review of the proposed Ajax mine project. The labour organization joined the City of Kamloops, the Thompson Nicola Regional District, and the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation who have also requested a more rigorous review. KDLC represents over … Read more