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The aims of the Hamilton and District Labour Council, as stated in its constitution, include:
- Advancing the economic and social welfare of workers
- Extending mutual assistance and collective bargaining
- Promoting the cause of peace and freedom in the world
- Protecting and strengthening democracy and human rights within the labour movement and within the political life of our city, province and country.
The Labour Council wants to recognize members of our movement and its allies who demonstrate a high level commitment to our aims through their activities in unions, the labour movement, and the community.
We want to recognize people who, regardless of an elected or appointed position, have had a meaningful positive impact on our community.
Awards are presented in the following categories: Lifetime, Sister, Friend, Political/Community Activist, Young Workers, WHSC Health and Safety.
The following are the minimum requirements to nominate someone for the following awards:
Awarded to an active or retired member of a local union affiliated to the Hamilton and District Labour Council who upholds the aims of the Labour Council by making a demonstrable difference to the union, the movement and/or the community in one or multiple areas of activity consistently over a lengthy period of time.
Awarded to a woman who is an active or retired member of a local union affiliated to the Hamilton and District Labour Council who upholds the aims of the Labour Council by making a demonstrable difference to the union, the movement and/or the community, in one or multiple activities, including advancing women's issues and advocating for women's rights in the workplace and community.
Awarded to an active member of a local union affiliated to the Hamilton and District Labour Council who upholds the aims of the Labour Council by making a demonstrable difference to the union, the movement and/or the community in one or multiple areas of activity consistently over the past three years in Political Activism local, provincially, or nationally.
Friend (non-affiliated to HDLC-CLC)
Awarded to an individual or group, not members of an affiliated local union, who demonstrably upholds the aims of the Labour Council by supporting the campaigns and rallies of the Labour Council and its affiliates, and engages with the Labour Council in political action and/or community building.
Young Worker (non-affiliate worker permitted)
Awarded to a worker under the age of 30 who demonstrably upholds the aims of the Labour Council by supporting the campaigns and rallies of the Labour Council and its affiliates, and engages with the Labour Council in political action and/or community building.
When assessing the breadth of which activities can be considered for making someone eligible for nomination, we are willing to consider involvement on a number of different levels. In meeting the “aims of Labour Council” activities of nominees could include Advocacy and Activism regarding any or all of the following: Workers' Compensation, Peace, Anti-racism / Anti-oppression / Anti-violence work, Advocacy (houseless, refugees, etc.), Sexuality and Gender Equity, Political Action, Community Organizing, Environmental Protection and Awareness, Disability Justice, Labour Arts & Culture.
HDLC/WHSC Health & Safety (2)
There are two (2) Health and Safety Awards co-sponsored by the Workers’ Health and Safety Centre (WHSC). The requirements for the two awards are established by the WHSC:
The nominee must be a bargaining unit member in a worker representative role in his/her workplace (health and safety representative, joint health and safety committee worker member, steward, unit chair, local union executive board member, president, etc.) They have given an outstanding unpaid, volunteer effort in this representative role, and the effort has contributed to the elimination of hazards and the protection of workers' health and safety
You may nominate a member for one of these two awards in the same manner as the other awards.
We also encourage locals and individuals to strongly consider equity lenses in considering racialized and other marginalized workers when they submit their nominations.
The awards will be presented during the Labour Activist Awards on May 4th, 2022 at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre.
MAKE A NOMINATION!
Complete the nomination form (or an email including all relevant information), including a description of the nominee's contributions to union, labour movement and/or community and their impact (maximum 500 words).
Submit the form/information to the Hamilton and District Labour Council by mail or email at 51 Adair Avenue South, Hamilton ON L8H 1B5 or [email protected].
Deadline for submissions is April 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.