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: https://kdlc.ca/ 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 2021

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

End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial

On the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Montreal massacre and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women join PSAC in a End Violence Against Women Virtual Memorial, Sunday December 6th 5:00PM – 5:40PM This event is open to all. Please SIGN UP and we will send you the Zoom coordinates at noon … Read more