Local unions from the above listed areas come together at our Labour Council. We closely work with our community partners to maintain and strengthen health care, public education system and to protect our social programs.
Labour Activists volunteer their time and work with the Canadian Labour Congress and grass roots organizations to build stronger and more caring communities. We do this by fighting for equal access to quality social programs, public services, decent jobs and standards of living for everyone. Together, we are working to close the growing gap between the rich and the poor in our society.
Our Labour Council fights for social and economic justice in our community, working to build a healthy sustainable community by speaking out and taking action on economic, social and environmental issues. We join parents, students, education workers and community groups in the fight for accessible affordable, public and post secondary education. What We Support
Our Labour Council fights for social and economic justice in our community, working to build a healthy sustainable community by speaking out and taking action on economic, social and environmental issues. We join parents, students, education workers and community groups in the fight for accessible affordable, public and post secondary education.
We will begin the PRLC Meeting by acknowledging that we are meeting on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Ojibway/Chippewa peoples and home to the Métis. The Upper Canada Treaties cover this territory, which grants Canada cohabitation rights on these Nations’ territories. Indigenous peoples from the beginning have inhabited Turtle Island.
As we gather here, we recognize the Indigenous peoples who are the stewards of this place since time immemorial. We thank all the generations of people who take care of this land from all nations. We recognize and sincerely appreciate the historical connection to the Region of Peel. We also acknowledge the contributions that Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous peoples make in shaping and strengthening our Community, Province, and Country.
As Canadians, we must be personally connected to our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. We must recognize the importance of Indigenous peoples’ contributions to the existence of Canada, openness to sharing, and continued struggle in the face of legal and systemic racism. We must commit to bringing justice to murdered and missing indigenous women, girls and their families across turtle island. We must be actionable to positive change to honour the treaties and remain accountable for our treaty obligations.
Peel Regional Labour Council is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination while fostering the goodwill and trust necessary to protect the rights of all individuals. We are committed to promoting mutual respect, understanding and cooperation on the basis of interaction among our delegates, affiliates and guests. The Labour Council will neither tolerate or condone any behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of individuals or the integrity of relationships.
Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and divides us all, so does discrimination on the basis of prohibited grounds listed in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The CLC & PRLC’s policies and practices reflect our commitment to equality. This meeting is a harassment free zone to ensure that the dignity and equality of all is respected.
To learn more about and join one of the PRLC’s standing committees, visit our Committees page.