World Day for Decent Work 2021

Calling for Worker-centred Pandemic Recovery Canada’s unions are marking the World Day for Decent Work on October 7, by calling on the federal government to focus on workers in their pandemic recovery plans and replace lost jobs with better ones. “The pandemic has highlighted the existing inequity and precarity in Canada’s job market and shone … Read more

Labour Day Rally to Celebrate Health Care Workers September 6th

The Kamloops and District Labour Council is holding a Labour Day Rally to support our Health care workers.and thank them for their work and their sacrifices. Come out this holiday Monday September 6th at 7pm (In the tradition of the nightly pot banging). You will find us at the corner of 3rd and Columbia across from the Royal Inland Hospital. Bring your … Read more

215 Children Buried on the former Kamloops Indian Band Reserve

We were saddened and shocked by the horrific discovery of 215 children buried on the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site. Our hearts grieve with the families, survivors, and community for the loss of these innocent children. It is both shameful and heartbreaking. We honour the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, who are now the caretakers of … Read more

2021 Day of Mourning Online Ceremony and Car Parade

The Kamloops & District Labour Council’s Online Day of Mourning Ceremony Every year on the Day of Mourning, we mourn the dead and recommit to fighting for the living. The KDLC and Canadian unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by calling attention to the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. For over a … Read more

KDLC President Lois Rugg on Paid Sick Days

CFJC Today interviews Lois Rugg, President of the Kamloops & District Labour Council regarding the recent decisions on paid sick days. View the CFJC page linked below for more information and video Kamloops & District Labour Council pushes for paid sick days  

Day of Mourning 2021 – The Human Cost of COVID-19

Kamloops, BC – April 28, 2021 In Kamloops and area, workers, unions and community will gather online to remember and mourn the working people who have died or who were injured on the job and recommit to fight for the living. What: Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) Virtual Memorial Where: When: April 28, … Read more

Kamloops and District Labour Council supports the “End the Blood Ban” Campaign

In 2015, the Liberal Government promised to end the blood donation ban.  This blood ban discriminates against gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and prevents them from donating blood.  The government promised to move to implement a behaviour-based model that would eliminate the ban.  In 2019 the Liberal government reduced the … Read more

KDLC Bursaries Awarded for 2020

Each year the Kamloops and District Labour Council offers five $1,000 bursaries to students who are members or relatives of members of unions that are affiliated to, and in good standing with, the KDLC. One of the bursaries is the Jack Kerssen bursary in a trades field of study (now awarded this year) and another … Read more

Election Results from the 2021 AGM

An election for the table officer positions was held at the KDLC AGM for 2021. Lois Rugg (CUPE 4879) remains our president with Amanda Jensen (KTTA), Edward Lalonde (BCGEU), Donna Faulkes (HEU), and Darlene Foley (CUPE 900) also being re-elected to their current positions. Talitha Dekker (HEU) has been newly elected to the position of … Read more