HDLC Summer Student Job 2022

HDLC is hiring this summer!

The Hamilton and District Labour Council has secured funding for one summer position from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant. The job posting is pasted below. You can share this link for people who might be interested.


Applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
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Labour Day 2022

Labour Day 2022 Information Page


This Labour Day we will, once again, return to our traditional practice of having the parade followed by a picnic and gathering back at Bayfront Park. Consider this post as the best place to come back to further updates about everything happening that day.

More information on each step will be filled in below, but the basic itinerary will be as follows on September 5th (any of this is subject to change depending on restrictions from Hamilton Public Health):

9:00-10:30 a.m. Assemble according to the DRAFT Parade Line Up (linked below).
10:30-11:30 a.m. Parade on the route (outlined below)
11:30-2:30 p.m. Picnic gathering at the park.


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Vote Early and Volunteer

If you live in the Hamilton area, you can vote, in advance, at these riding-based, returning offices ANY DAY leading up to the provincial election and avoid the lines on E-Day (just click the appropriate link for each riding):

Hamilton East/Stoney Creek

Hamilton Centre

Hamilton West/Ancaster/Dundas

Hamilton Mountain


Free yourself up to volunteer on Election Day!

Day of Mourning 2022

We are going to have a hybrid version of our Day of Mourning ceremony this year. City Hall is still not available to host an event the scale of our traditional Day of Mourning ceremony. As such, we are again working with Cable 14 to produce a broadcast which will be shown several times on April 28th and during the week after.

On April 28th, the Day of Mourning, the broadcast will be shown at 11 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.. You can watch the broadcast on your television, if you have cable, on channel 14. If you do not have cable, you can watch the broadcast live at these times at THIS LINK.

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Order HDLC Labour Activist Awards Tickets Now! NEW DATE JUNE 28th!


Order tickets now for our Labour Activist Awards on JUNE 28th!

Contact Gillian at [email protected] 

HDLC Labour Activist Awards 2022

Ticket information for this event will be posted SOON!

All of the information below can be downloaded as a PDF HERE.

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.

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HDLC-UWHH Period Promise 2022

hosted by Hamilton & District Labour Council 
Drop off DateMarch 30th       Location: 51 Adair Ave. South 
To make other arrangements, contact Gillian at [email protected] 


  • Almost one quarter of Canadian women say they have struggled to afford menstrual products for themselves or their children. 
  • Almost 60% of community organizations say they are asked for free menstrual products and more than 80% of community agencies do not have a budget to buy them. 
  • When people don’t have access to menstrual products, they miss school, work and other opportunities to contribute to their community. 
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HDLC Scholarship 2022

Hamilton and District Labour Council Scholarship 2022

The intention of the creation of these scholarships is to support the families of unionized members who spend many years saving funds necessary so that they or their children can have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. Annually, HDLC will offer 2 scholarships valued at $1,000 each to students from union families within the HDLC affiliates.

Download a PDF of all the information on this page HERE.

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May Day 2022

This year, on International Workers' Day, the Hamilton and District Labour Council celebrates working class people across our city and around the world of every race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, or disability who fight against fascist, racist, sexist, ableist, white supremacist oppressors who use capitalism to steal workers' homes, wages, pensions, benefits, food security, healthcare and lives!

On May 1st, the working class people of our community will gather in solidarity to strengthen our resolve to fight for working class people everywhere!

If you are a union affiliate of the HDLC and would like to set up a table for this event to encourage members to attend and have some community engagement, please contact Anthony Marco at [email protected]