Day of Mourning 2021

We have partnered with Cable 14 to broadcast this year's Day of Mourning Ceremony!

If you are a cable subscriber, you can watch on Channel 14 on your television at the listed dates and times below OR at any time after that, you can watch ON DEMAND by logging into the Cable 14 website with your cable subscription login information.

If you are NOT a cable subscriber, you can watch at any of the times below at the following link:

It will just be like watching a YouTube video.

Here are the broadcast dates and times:

Apr 28, 2021 - 11:00:00
Apr 28, 2021 - 18:00:00
Apr 29, 2021 - 12:00:00
May 01, 2021 - 19:00:00
May 02, 2021 - 16:00:00
May 02, 2021 - 22:30:00

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IWD 2021 Online Event

We have, historically, celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) in the Hamilton Region for many years, not only to mark the many accomplishments of women and commemorate their struggles and achievements throughout history, but also to help those women who are presently experiencing domestic violence and hardships.

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Fighting for Student Living Wages

The HDLC will be continuing its work this year to ensure EVERY Hamilton worker INCLUDING STUDENTS receives at least a living wage of $16.45/hr.

Student workers are currently the ONLY group of City of Hamilton employees not making a living wage. We do plan initiatives to work to EVERYONE across the entire workforce in the city making at least a living wage, but we feel the City of Hamilton is an important step to help us do so.

Many Councillors think student jobs are just for "beer money" and that it's "socialist" to have students valued for their work. We disagree. Living Wage is a poverty line wage; minimum wage is below poverty.

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HDLC Executive says No Morneau

In response to an announcement from the CLC National Office last week which endorsed former MP and Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, for the leadership of the OECD, the Executive of the Hamilton and District Labour Council felt it incumbent to clarify our position on the endorsement.

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United Way Labour Community Services Newsletter

United Way and Organized Labour have had a long history of working together to build strong and healthy communities. Union members and their families represent a broad spectrum of community members as donors, volunteers and users of the services and programs supported by United Way. In 1988 the partnership between United Way Centraide and the Canadian Labour Congress was signed to ensure that both movements work collectively for the common good.

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Labour Day 2020

This year, we couldn't have our traditional Labour Day Parade due to COVID-19. Instead, we had a pretty rad and socially distanced car caravan and tailgate. Check it out! [Movie produced by David J. Fernandes Productions Inc.]

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Buy Union/By Unions

This project started through the work done by HDLC summer student workers Aya Younis and Brock Bodo. They spent the summer of 2020 reaching out to unions across the city, combing through online collective agreement archives, and sometimes even knocking on doors to compile a list of as many unionized worksites in the city as possible.

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