Official Statement from Jennifer Hesch, President of the Guelph & District Labour Council

The Guelph and District Labour Council acknowledges the disturbing incidents of violence that have recently occurred in the US and Canada. We recognize that these events are just a few of the numerous tragedies that members of black communities have suffered.

As a labour community, we must acknowledge that Anti-Black racism exists and is deeply rooted in Canada’s history, institutions and society at large. We have a responsibility to call-out and confront racism directly. We also need to work together to dismantle it. Positive change requires that we hold ourselves accountable and that we recognize our own personal bias. The Guelph and District Labour Council supports anti-racist practices and processes. 

We know that many people in our community are experiencing grief following these recent tragic events. Our condolences go out to all those who are suffering. We are here to work to support those in need and participate in conversations with community members who experience racism on an ongoing basis.

In Solidarity,

Jennifer Hesch
Guelph & District Labour Council


June 3 – Ford Failed Us Province-Wide Day of Action!

Ford Failed Us – Province-wide Day of Action

Join the Power of Many Ford failed us province-wide day of action on June 3, 2020. Tell the PC government to build an Ontario for all! Workers’ health and safety and decent work must be prioritized today and everyday in the future.

Ford has failed us. He needs to take immediate action by:

  • fixing long-term care
  • prioritizing workers’ health and safety
  • implementing the promised pandemic premium pay, expand its eligibility, and make it permanent
  • introducing a livable minimum wage immediately with no exceptions
  • providing permanent paid sick days, plus paid days during an outbreak
  • respecting collective agreements and listening to workers

On June 3, be part of safe community actions to show that Ford has failed us and pressure the Ford government to fix long-term care homes, make strong and enforceable health and safety standards, implement the promised pandemic premium pay, expand its eligibility, and make it permanent, ensure a livable minimum wage, legislate permanent paid sick days for all, respect collective agreements and much more.

Despite physical distancing requirements, there are several ways you can participate in this day of action.

It’s time for a new normal that provides decent work for all.

RSVP and get a list of ways you can participate safely in your area!WHENJune 03, 2020 at 12am – 11pmWHEREAcross Ontario
CONTACTChandra-Li Paul ·

June 1st: Online Day of Action for Injured Workers

Save the date!

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONWIG) is organizing an online action for Injured Workers Day on June 1st.  It will be a participatory livestream 11am on various social media and streaming services (links below).

June 1st – 11:00 am

37th Annual Injured Workers’ Day

Join the facebook event:

Stream live on YouTube:

Register to participate and watch in your browser at: