North Bay Labour Council

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Annual Health and Safety Awards
It’s that time of year again, time to think about your health and safety champions. Please think about nominating a member who helps to build Health and Safety awareness in their work space. These representatives of the labour movement often work unseen, quietly attending meetings, keeping an eye on the workspace for everyone. Health and Safety reps are vital to every union and their contribution is worthy of honour and celebration.  To nominate and or register for the Awards night, please complete the form linked here.
The 2018 Health and Safety Awards Dinner is December 4th, 6:30 at the Best Western. To view the Facebook event page click here.
Our guest speaker this year is Dr. Kristen Ferguson. Dr. Ferguson teaches and researches at Nipissing University. She is part of a landmark multi-sector study of mental health issues in the workplace. To read a read article about her research and the project click here.
CLICK THE POSTER FOR THE REGISTRATION AND NOMINATION FORMThe Workers Health and Safety CentreLooking for information about amazing certified health and safety training? Look no further, the WHSC is a leading training agency in meeting and exceeding work place safety requirements. Employers across the province recognize WHSC as excellent value for top notch classroom-based training. WHSC is union supported and relies on the expertise of union and locally-based trainers.

IMAGINE A WORLD where thousands of films are made about workers and the conditions under which they live, work, fight, and succeed in their daily lives! On November 24th a group of labour film enthusiasts will host two hours of this year’s selection of Canadian Labour films. Everyone is welcome. See the Facebook event page here. To read about CLiFF, click here to the website.
Committee Members Needed
We’re looking for members to help on the following committees and projects. Please encourage members to attend the meeting this Sept 17th, 7 pm. Labour Council volunteering is a great way to meet people and to learn valuable skills your union truly values.

United Way Labour Breakfast
Health and Saftey Awards Dinner
Labour Day Picnic
Pride Picnic
Equity and Social Justice


Website Training

Local lodges  from District 78 gathered at the district office in Toronto on Friday April 27, 2018 to learn how to develop and maintain local lodge websites.

Frank Saptel communication director was our instructor with Eric Johnston (LL 1975 St. Thomas), Rick Moriarity (LL 103 Kingston) , Bobby Manevski (LL 2113 Markam) and myself,  were all in attendance for the workshop. We learned the basics of how to use WordPress as a communication tool to keep our respective locals informed and engaged. In the days ahead I will be working on building our web site into an information hub for our local. As this is all new to me and having limited computer skills, I ask for your patience during the building process. I welcome to any suggestions or feed back with regards to content on the site.

In Solidarity