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What is your current labour councils doing in terms of campaigns to assist working families in your community?Continue

Started by John MacDonald. Last reply by John MacDonald Oct 6, 2012.

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Comment by Tove Lueke on October 25, 2011 at 2:38
Thanks to all the Councils who helped with the Briarpatch add it looks great.
Comment by John MacDonald on February 2, 2011 at 23:41

This past weekend 10,000 workers joined to support the City of Hamilton vs. US Steel. This is one of the best reports on the day and the excitement that came out of Hamilton on January 29th, 2011 


The People vs. US Steel


Thanks to the great work of the Hamilton and District Labour Council for taking up the fight for workers everywhere!!


Comment by Tim Dymond on November 22, 2010 at 1:03
Thanks for that info John. Two of our local unions in the public health sector having pushing for anti-privatisation clauses in recent collective agreements. They have a campaign called 'In Public Hands' and even mananged to get an anti-privatisation bill introduced into the local parliament (failed by one vote). Their website is here: http://www.inpublichands.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&vi...
Comment by Susan Kelley on November 21, 2010 at 20:41
We have started a Democrat Club in the downtown area. Unions can have meetings here, have celebrations, or just hang out and talk. Also, our Labor Council throws a great Labor Day picnic each year that attracts more and more people and politicians every year. We will be having a Christmas party soon, partly as a reward for everyone who helped during the most recent election.
Comment by John MacDonald on November 4, 2010 at 13:30
@Tim ... Those are very important battles to win and be prepared for. I was able to find this information from CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) http://cupe.ca/updir/Our_Best_Line_of_Defense_E.pdf

The information contained in the PDF is a booklet that was put together for barginning committee's in defence of attacks from the private sector business spreading mis-truths about Public workers.
Maybe this would be useful to look at? You may get some ideas.
Comment by Tim Dymond on November 4, 2010 at 1:22
UnionsWA is starting an anti-privatisation and anti-contracting out campaign called 'Save our Services' (public services that is). It is aimed primarily at our local state conservative government. However broadly we are trying to shift the terms of public debate away from the presumption that private provision must be better for any service.
Comment by John MacDonald on November 3, 2010 at 15:40
Hello Everyone, Thank You for joining.

The Durham Labour Council Has countined to tackle the important issue of Pension reform in Canada. The Canadian Labour Congress has lead the initative of running the campaign that would help the 93% of working Canadians in securing a respectable public pension after years of hard work. More information on this campaign can be found at Retirement Security for All

Our Council recently focused on our municipal/city elections. Through the focus on Public Infrastructure - by creating jobs by building the communities we need in the future.
Building a sustainable fiscal base for our cities and communities - Municipal Revenues.
A “Made-In-Canada” purchasing policy - Procurement.
Fair wages and working conditions.
The municipal green agenda - Sustainability.
We supported 37 local candidates of which 24 were elected. Our work doesn't stop there. We will countinue to work with our elected local council to acheive a better community for everyone.
Comment by Tim Dymond on October 16, 2010 at 1:37
Hello everybody, great to find this group. I'm interested in how labour councils around the world resource themselves for their activities. It's a dry topic alas but an important one. LCs are often expected to take a leadership role on a tiny budget.
Comment by Susan Kelley on October 14, 2010 at 17:45
I love the Labor Councils because they bring everyone together to work as a stronger force. Our labor council provides a community picnic (free) every Labor Day, which has grown and grown through the years. We participate in charity events, donate money and time to the community, and go door-to-door together.
Comment by Tove Lueke on September 24, 2010 at 20:07
I'm happy to find this on here. very cool for keeping our Councils in the loop of what we are doing.

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