Statements

BDLC's Covid-19 Statement

The Barrie and District Labour Council believes in solidarity and the power of collective action, that we are stronger together. The labour movement is an important part in helping make decisions and communications during this health and economic crisis. We call on all levels of government to ensure that workers have incomes they can count on during and after this crisis, childcare if they are able to work, work that is healthy and safe, and stable housing. We emphasize the need for continued social solidarity with the goal that no one is left behind during the crisis or afterwards.

Uncertain times are never easy. Our history as a labour movement and as Canadians shows time and again how together we can meet adversity. We have shared with neighbours and with complete strangers, protected the vulnerable, and sheltered those without a home. During the present COVID-19 health crisis, everyone of us will be challenged to be the best we can – generous, thoughtful and selfless. For more information please click on the link below.

Canadian Labour Congress Covid-19 Resources


BDLC's Black Lives Matter Statement

Anti-Black racism runs deep but so does our commitment towards combating it. Canada's Unions are expressing solidarity with Black communities everywhere, including in our own backyard. The Barrie and District Labour council is committed to fighting all forms of discrimination and is urgently calling for accountability and systemic change.

#blacklivesmatter


BDLC is a signatory of the Just Recovery Simcoe Group

About them:

The Just Recovery Simcoe initiative was started in response to the effects of COVID-19 on our communities, families and our economy. 
 
This collective effort between many groups across Simcoe County was intended to create a vision and provide guidance about how we can heal and move forward in a way that is sustainable, equitable, and just. 
 
Our goal is to provide proven ideas to communities and politicians that use tax dollars efficiently with a high return on investment. 
 
Further, in light of climate change and systemic racism and marginalization, these ideas can help provide structural changes which support climate action and equity. For more information, please click the link below.

https://justrecoverysimcoe.ca/