What is the Victoria Labour Council?
The Victoria Labour Council (VLC) is the local organization of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) at the city level.
The CLC represents 3.2 million unionized workers across Canada.The VLC was founded over 100 years ago and is one of the oldest labour organizations in BC. Read More
Victoria Labour Council Delegates and Affiliated Unions
The Victoria Labour Council would like to invite you and your union leadership to our 3rd Municipal Mixer with local politicians. We are expecting municipal and school board politicians from across the Capital Regional District. The event will give your local leadership an opportunity to talk to local municipal politicians and hear about issues affecting our communities
What: Municipal Mixer; No Host Bar Where: Heron Rock Bistro. #4-435 Simcoe Street, Victoria When: June 12th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm Attire: Casual
Light snacks will be served.
Please RSVP to
As Congress 2013 approaches, we want to share some exciting developments for the Canadian Committee on Labour History's Annual Workshop, taking place on Sunday, June 2nd in Victoria:
Historian Patrick Dunae is leading a Victoria Labour History Walking Tour beginning at 10:30am at Swan's Hotel (see attached program and poster);
BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair, Vancouver Labour Council President Joey Hartman and Greater Victoria Teachers Federation President Tara Ehrcke join labour activists and scholars at UVic's Legacy Art Gallery for an engaging plenary discussion beginning at 1:30pm on the topic "Social Democracy and BC's Working Class" ― two weeks after the provincial general election;
Athabasca University Press is launching David Frank's new bookProvincial Solidarities / Solidarités Provinciales at a Social/Coffee House beginning at 5pm at the Solstice Cafe, with live music from local labour troubadour Art Farquharson and a special guest (see attached poster);
The event co-sponsors, the University of Victoria Social Justice Studies Program and the Society of Socialist Studies, are publicizing the workshop through their networks, bringing a valuable cross-disciplinary perspective to the event.
Everything is coming together for a stimulating and enjoyable day. To register, please email
. The Registration fee is $20 for those registering in advance, payable the day of the workshop (waived for the unwaged). The fee increases to $25 for same-day registrations. Childcare is available at no additional cost for requests received prior to May 15.
The annual April 28 Day of Mourning ceremony is observed in Victoria, BC. It was attend by representatives of the Victoria area including the Victoria Labour Council, the BC Federation of Labour, various Labour unions and other community members. They came to pay their respects and to remember those who had perished, were injured or became ill on the job or in the workplace.