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

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…

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

2018 KDLC Bursaries

2018 KDLC Bursaries

The Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC) is offering four (4) $1,000 (one thousand dollar) bursaries, including the Jack Kerssens bursary, to students who are members or relatives of members of unions that are affiliated to, and in good standing with, the KDLC. Who is eligible? Members or relatives of members, of unions affiliated to…

The KDLC Celebrates International Women’s Day

The KDLC Celebrates International Women’s Day

The KDLC Women’s Committee is partnering with the Kamloops Sexual Assault Centre to provide “Comfort Cases” to survivors of sexual assault when they attend the hospital. For survivors, the experience of sexual assault can be devastating and life altering. It takes courage to go to the hospital for medical care and possibly the collection of…

2016 DAY OF MOURNING CALLS FOR ASBESTOS BAN

2016 DAY OF MOURNING CALLS FOR ASBESTOS BAN

This April 28th, Canadian unions are calling for a comprehensive national ban on asbestos , a known killer that causes disease, suffering and death—all of it preventable. We want the federal government to pass legislation that outlaws the use, exportation, and import of asbestos. More than 2,000 people die every year in Canada from diseases…

KDLC Calls for Full Panel Review on Ajax

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…