The North Coast Labour Council supports the work of the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee on behalf of the knowledge keeper who was disrespected by the Vancouver downtown Hyatt hotel. As a labour council, we oppose discrimination based on race or status and call for all persons, especially First Nations knowledge keepers, to be treated with dignity and respect. As a hotel used by unions and other labour organizations, the Hyatt must ensure that the values of the labour movement are reflected in its treatment of people. This is a serious issue, and our council supports the BCGEU Provincial Executive Indigenous Advisory Committee and other union efforts to hold the Hyatt hotel accountable in this matter.
Click here to view the press release (PDF)
Please click on the flier below for information on the upcoming All-Candidates Forum for Prince Rupert City Council and Mayoral races. The North Coast Labour Council is hosting this event for the entire community to attend. All declared candidates are invited to participate (see below for more information).
When: Tuesday October 4, 2022 starting at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) and ending at 9 PM*
Where: Charles Hays Secondary School (multipurpose room)
Who: Everyone is welcome to attend and hear from all declared candidates in the municipal election
* Note: The original date for the forum conflicted with a City Council meeting. The revised date is Oct. 4th.
Information for the Public
- Forum Agenda [updated Oct. 2, 2022]
Information for Candidates
- Click here to view the agenda with list of confirmed-to-attend candidates (who sent an RSVP) [updated Oct. 2, 2022]
- Click here to read the letter sent by email on Sept. 20, 2022 to all declared candidates
HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION?
Join with other community members on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for a screening of Indian Horse with a discussion on truth and action for reconciliation to follow.
Friday September 30th, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Free Community Event – 460 McBride Street (Community Hall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church)
North Coast Labour Council – Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Working together to support truth and reconciliation through education, listening, and action.
The next meeting of the North Coast Labour Council will be on Thursday Nov. 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM. It will be in-person at the PRDTU office or by Zoom. Agendas with the address and Zoom link will be emailed to delegates closer to the meeting date.
The next meeting of the North Coast Labour Council will be on Thursday Sept. 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM. It will be in-person at the PRDTU office or by Zoom. Agendas with the address and Zoom link will be emailed to delegates soon.
The North Coast Labour Council invites candidates in the upcoming municipal elections to submit an application for consideration of an endorsement by the council.
Letter to Candidates
Click here for the letter to potential candidates.
The surveys may be downloaded below:
The deadline for the first round of consideration is June 10, 2022. At our meeting on June 23, 2022 we will discuss whether or not to consider another round sooner to the election.
The newly elected officers of the North Coast Labour Council are:
President – Terri-Lynne Huddlestone
Secretary-Treasurer – Piroska Potornay
Vice President – Chrystopher Thompson
Recording Secretary – Stephen Querenjung
Councillor 1 – Shelley Gladstone
Councillor 2 – Sparrow Taranov
Sgt at Arms – Richard Larsen
Trustee (2023) – Gabriel Bureau
Trustee (2024) – Carl Campbell
Trustee (2025) – Tom Kertes