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International Women’s Day 2024 Quiz and Answers

March 28, 2024
The Kamloops & District Labour Council’s observance and activities for the 2024 International Women’s Day…
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2024 Kamloops & District Labour Council Bursaries

March 17, 2024
The information for this year’s KDLC Bursaries has been posted to our Bursaries Page. Once…
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Kamloops & District Labour Council Support Heavy Metal Rocks 2024

March 4, 2024
Lois Rugg, President of the Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC), presents a $1500 donation…
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Labour Night 2024 with the Kamloops Storm (and Wiener Dog Races)

February 5, 2024
The Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC) in collaboration with the International Brotherhood of Electrical…
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KDLC Teams Up with Local Unions to Sponsor Unique Community Event: Wiener Dog Races at Kamloops Storm Hockey Game

January 17, 2024
The Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC) in collaboration with the International Brotherhood of Electrical…
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Action Required: Send a Message to the Hudson’s Bay Company

January 5, 2024
USW Local 1-417 members working at the Hudson’s Bay Company in Kamloops, British Columbia, have…
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Christmas Amalgamated Continues the Tradition of Giving

December 29, 2023
During the festive season, it’s the perfect time to embrace the spirit of giving and…
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Supporting the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society at Christmas

December 28, 2023
The donation from the Kamloops and District Labour Council to the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society…
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Helping Those That Need it Most

December 27, 2023
As the holiday season approaches, filled with the warmth of festive lights and the joy…
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Supporting Striking Bay Workers with Lunch

December 20, 2023
This afternoon members of the Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC), in another show of…
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Unionized USW 1-417 Workers at Hudson’s Bay Kamloops Store On Strike

December 11, 2023
United Steelworkers (USW)) union Local 1-417 have issued a 72-hour strike notice to Hudson’s Bay…
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Remembering the Victims of the École Polytechnique Massacre: A Tribute to Resilience and Hope

December 6, 2023
On December 6, 1989, the École Polytechnique Massacre shook the foundations of the Montreal community…
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The KDLC Honours Sacrifice on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2023
As the poppies bloom, the diverse tapestry of unions within our great nation pauses in…
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Thanksgiving Message from Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC) President Lois Rugg

October 6, 2023
Dear Members and Friends, As we gather with our families and loved ones to celebrate…
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Kamloops & District Labour Council Stands Strong in Support of Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 30, 2023
KAMLOOPS, BC – Today is Truth and Reconciliation Day. The Kamloops & District Labour Council…
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Labour Day Picnic 2023

September 6, 2023
The annual Labour Day picnic in McDonald park, presented by the Kamloops & District Labour…
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The Kamloops & District Labour Council’s Annual Labour Day Picnic on Sept 4th

August 30, 2023
You’re invited to the annual KDLC Labour Day Picnic on Labour day, Monday, September 4th. The…
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National Indigenous Peoples Day and Labour

June 20, 2023
Indigenous Peoples Day, observed on October 12th in many parts of the world, is a…
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Kamloops & District Labour Council Bursary Winners

June 19, 2023
2023 Bursary Winners Jack Kerssens Memorial Bursary For students in a Skilled Trades program Jade…
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Working Moms on Mother’s Day

May 13, 2023
On this Mother’s Day, let’s acknowledge that available and affordable daycare is important for a…
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Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

May 1, 2023
May is Asian Heritage Month so as a Labour Council we recognize the vital role…
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Trade Union Act of 1872 and Why it’s Important Today

April 18, 2023
The Canadian Trade Union Act of 1872 was a pivotal moment in Canadian labor history.…
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Day of Mourning 2023

April 11, 2023
Kamloops, April 11 – April 28th marks the National Day of Mourning, a day to…
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Happy St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2023
St. Patrick’s Day, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th, is a…
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KDLC Bursary Information Posted

March 17, 2023
The Kamloops & District Labour Council is excited to announce the opening of our 2023…
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International Women’s Day 2023

March 8, 2023
This International Women’s Day, March 8th, let’s embrace equity by lifting up union women, celebrating…
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Pink Shirt Day

February 21, 2023
Pink Shirt Day is an annual event celebrated in British Columbia and other parts of…
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Critical shortfall is hurting BC’s lowest-paid workers

February 17, 2023
Right now in BC, there are employers forcing workers to put in unpaid overtime. Cheating…
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Family Day Message from KDLC President Lois Rugg

February 17, 2023
As we approach the upcoming Family Day, I wanted to take a moment to reflect…
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Organized Labour Builds Stronger Relationships

February 14, 2023
The Kamloops & District Labour Council would like to send warm wishes to the people…
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Labour Night with the Kamloops Storm (and Wiener Dog Races)

February 8, 2023
The Kamloops & District Labour Council sponsored a Labour Night with the Kamloops Storm Hockey…
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Groundhog Day

February 2, 2023
Happy Groundhog Day, fellow workers! As we look to our furry forecaster to predict the…
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Wiener Dog Races at the Kamloops Storm

January 23, 2023
Yes it is true.  KDLC will be hosting a Labour night with the Storm Hockey Club on Saturday February 4th. …
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2023 KDLC Election Results

January 5, 2023
The 2023 elections for the Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC) executive positions were completed…
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Kamloops Municipal Election Voting

October 14, 2022
The 2022 General Local Elections are on October 15, 2022. If you haven’t voted early,…
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Kamloops Labour Day 2022 Photos

September 13, 2022
The first in person Labour Day after the pandemic restrictions was a success, with hundreds…
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National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 3, 2022
Facts The RCMP only recognize 18 out of 40 estimated indigenous deaths on the Highway…
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Day of Mourning 2022 – Work Shouldn’t Hurt

April 20, 2022
The enduring April 28th call to “Mourn the Dead; Fight for the Living” could not…
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International Women’s Day 2022: Gender equality depends on a healthy care economy

March 6, 2022
This International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are highlighting the critical importance of care work and…
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31st Annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March

January 31, 2022
The first women’s memorial march was held in 1992 in response to the murder of…
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World Day for Decent Work 2021

October 7, 2021
Calling for Worker-centred Pandemic Recovery Canada’s unions are marking the World Day for Decent Work…
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Labour Day Rally to Celebrate Health Care Workers September 6th

September 3, 2021
It’s Official The Kamloops and District Labour Council is holding a Labour Day Rally to…
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215 Children Buried on the former Kamloops Indian Band Reserve

May 29, 2021
We were saddened and shocked by the horrific discovery of 215 children buried on the…
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KDLC President Lois Rugg on Paid Sick Days

April 28, 2021
CFJC Today interviews Lois Rugg, President of the Kamloops & District Labour Council regarding the…
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2021 Day of Mourning Online Ceremony and Car Parade

April 28, 2021
The Kamloops & District Labour Council’s Online Day of Mourning Ceremony Every year on the…
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Reminder: Car Parade and Day of Mourning Ceremony April 28th

April 26, 2021
Kamloops, BC – April 28, 2021 In Kamloops and area, workers, unions and community will…
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Day of Mourning 2021 – The Human Cost of COVID-19

April 19, 2021
Kamloops, BC – April 28, 2021 In Kamloops and area, workers, unions and community will gather…
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Kamloops and District Labour Council supports the “End the Blood Ban” Campaign

February 8, 2021
In 2015, the Liberal Government promised to end the blood donation ban.  This blood ban…
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Election Results from the 2021 AGM

January 12, 2021
An election for the table officer positions was held at the KDLC AGM for 2021.…
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KDLC Bursaries Awarded for 2020

January 12, 2021
Each year the Kamloops and District Labour Council offers five $1,000 bursaries to students who…
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End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial

December 2, 2020
On the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Montreal massacre and the National Day of Remembrance…
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Kamloops Annual Shoe and Red Dress Memorial 2020 Event Going Online

December 2, 2020
(Kamloops) The Kamloops Annual Shoe and Red Dress Memorial will not be holding an in-person event this…
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Letter to Hassan Yussuff Regarding the Endorsement of Bill Morneau

November 4, 2020
Dear Brother Yussuff, The Kamloops and District Labour council was dismayed at the announcement the…
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Provincial Election 2020

October 22, 2020
In an effort to better understand how the candidates in the upcoming provincial election stood…
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Kamloops & District Labour Council 2020 Student Bursaries

October 8, 2020
The Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) is offering five (5) $1,000 (one thousand dollar)…
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Labour Day 2020 Prizes Announced

September 7, 2020
View the Exciting Prize Draws using the Wheel of Labour Thank you to everyone for…
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Labour Day is an Opportunity to Rally for a Stronger Canada

September 4, 2020
This Labour Day, as we pause to recognize the historic contributions of working people in…
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Labour Day Message from Premier John Horgan, Sussanne Skidmore, and Lois Rugg

September 4, 2020
Video message from: Lois Rugg, President of the Kamloops & District Labour Council Sussanne Skidmore,…
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This Labour Day, the nation’s unions advocate for a disaster-proof plan for Canada

August 27, 2020
Kamloops, BC – August 27, 2020 – In Kamloops and area, workers, unions and community…
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Municipalities need help

June 23, 2020
Municipal workers are on the frontlines going flat out to deliver the public services that…
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Kamloops & District Labour Council on COVID-19

May 28, 2020
Our community is facing a crisis. The COVID pandemic impacted everyone, and local governments haven’t…
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Day of Mourning Presentation to Kamloops City Council

May 4, 2020
Jim Waldie made a presentation via webcam to Kamloops City Council for the National Day…
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Day of Mourning 2020

April 27, 2020
This year the long running Kamloops and District Labour Council Day of Mourning Ceremony has had…
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KTTA Rally to Support our Teachers

December 4, 2019
If you can come out today from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm at the corner…
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2019 Annual Shoe Memorial and Red Dress Memorial in Kamloops

November 22, 2019
In honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women…
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2019 KDLC Labour Day Picnic

September 4, 2019
The 2019 KDLC Labour Day Picnic was another fantastic success. There was a steady flow…
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2019 CLC’s Labour Day Theme is a Fair Canada for Everyone 

August 15, 2019
Dear Affiliates, Friends and Family. This Labour Day, in the lead-up to October’s federal election,…
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Kamloops & District Labour Council 2019 Bursary Recipients

June 5, 2019
The Kamloops & District Labour Council received 17 complete and correct bursary applications. The Winners…
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National Day of Mourning Ceremony 2019

April 30, 2019
April 28th Day of Mourning Ceremony. Even One death is too many – no worker…
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One is Too Many: No One Should Die on the Job

April 18, 2019
Last year, 131 B.C. workers died from a workplace injury or disease. When you lose…
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KDLC Jack Kerssens Bursary and Cynthia Friedman Bursary Information

April 4, 2019
The Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) is offering five (5) $1,000 (one thousand dollar)…
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It’s time to change the law

March 28, 2019
In 2002, the former BC Liberal government made major changes to the Employment Standards Act…
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2018 KDLC Endorsed Candidates

September 23, 2018
The Kamloops and District Labour Council believes that building strong communities requires electing people to…
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Labour Day 2018

September 3, 2018
Celebrating 62 years of advocating for working people, stronger communities, and the gains made for…
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Seeking Municipal Candidates

July 14, 2018
The members and affiliates of the Kamloops and District Labour Council have had a long…
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This Pride Season, Canadians Deserve a Pharmacare Plan we can be Proud of

June 4, 2018
Canada’s unions are kicking off Pride season by renewing the call for universal pharmacare. Too…
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Canada’s Unions Support Canadian Retaliation Against American Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

May 31, 2018
Canada’s unions today applauded the Canadian Government’s retaliation against the unjustified and unwarranted American tariffs…
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If You Roast it, They will come

May 29, 2018
On May 5th, people came out in droves to participate in a day of food…
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Violence and Harassment: Not Part of the Job

April 23, 2018
Workers killed or injured on the job will be honoured on April 28th at a…
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The KDLC Celebrates International Women’s Day

April 23, 2018
The KDLC Women’s Committee is partnering with the Kamloops Sexual Assault Centre to provide “Comfort…
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2018 KDLC Bursaries

March 23, 2018
The Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) is offering four (4) $1,000 (one thousand dollar)…
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Kamloops Joins the National Call for $15

April 16, 2016
On April 15th, the Kamloops District Labour Council, workers, students, progressive political parties, and concerned…
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2016 Day of Mourning Calls for Asbestos Ban

April 4, 2016
This April 28th, Canadian unions are calling for a comprehensive national ban on asbestos ,…
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2016 KDLC Bursary Application

April 2, 2016
The Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) is offering four (4) $1,000 (one thousand dollar)…
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KDLC Calls for Full Panel Review on Ajax

March 23, 2016
The Kamloops and District Labour Council called on federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna to order…
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