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 Local Government Election Process - Adopted April 16,2014
• The VLC shall strike a Municipal Election Committee (MEC) • Members of the MEC shall be appointed by the affiliates. • The MEC will oversee the endorsement process, including the creation of a questionnaire for candidates seeking endorsement, the interview panel and the final recommendations for endorsement. • Candidates interested in seeking endorsement shall be required to fill out and return the questionnaire. The MEC will create a list of candidates to be interviewed. • The interview panel will be appointed by the affiliates, and special consideration will be given to affiliates that have a direct bargaining relationship with local governments. • The interview panel with interview candidates that have applied for endorsement and will circulate its recommendations to the MEC.
• The MEC will review and approve these recommendations and present them to the general membership committee of the VLC for final approval. • The MEC and interview panel shall operate on a consensus basis, as much as possible. • The proposed list of endorsements shall be present to a general membership meeting of the VLC for ratification. • The general meeting has the right to strike names from the endorsement list. However, names may not be added to the list of endorsed candidates by the general meeting.