GBLC Christmas Greeting


Greetings Sisters and Brothers,


As 2021 draws to a close, we cannot help but look back on the year it was. The pandemic continued to place frontline

workers in harm's way and continued to create escalating challenges for everyone. When we mistakenly thought it was

slowing down, new variants taught us otherwise. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the frontline workers of Ontario,

Canada and the world and all those continuing to keep our communities functioning throughout this pandemic. It is the

workers that will make our recovery possible.


There is much to reflect on in 2021. The discovery of thousands of indigenous children in the remnants of the dark history

of residential schools, devastating and extreme weather events, hatred driven acts of violence, COVID vaccine and mass

vaccination, and the status of borders still unclear . Locally we took part in a monumental event with the Society of United

Professionals (SUP), Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and Bruce Power. Although the

Day of Mourning and Labour Day events were not normal, they were again in person.


We have much work to do going forward into 2022 and together we will be triumphant in all our endeavors. Undoubtedly

the pandemic will continue to wage war with us in 2022 causing more disruptions in our lives, but we will continue to march

  1. Workers will continue to rebuild our economy and strengthen our communities and will lead the recovery.


As we say goodbye to 2021, please take time to reflect on 2021 and the years gone past. Cherish your memories, commit to

correcting wrongs and to build a better future to all. When we all work together towards a common goal the goal becomes

much easier to achieve.


On behalf of the Grey Bruce Labour Council (GLBC), it has been an honor to collaborate with you. The Labour Council appreciates

all the commitment to the work we do together. Work that will ensure a better future for all. We wish you a very Happy Holiday

season, a peaceful and joyous New Year celebration and look forward to working with affiliates, friends and allies in 2022.


From our homes to your Happy Holidays and all the best in 2022,


Kevin Smith, President                  Dave Trumble, VP Bruce                               Chris Stephen, VP Grey


Amy Stephen, Secretary               Gord Cale, Treasurer                                     Anna Morrison, Sgt-at-Arms

Dec 2021 CLC Report to Labour Councils

Send letter to MP - Action Week (send dates between Nov. 29 - Dec. 3)

Send letter to MP - Action Week (send dates between Nov. 29 - Dec. 3)


Sender: Grey Bruce Labour Council


Subject: Tell Ottawa: Put workers first // Tell Ottawa: WORKERS FIRST // 10 seconds, 10,000 letters


This week, we’re aiming to send 10,000 letters to Ottawa.


We’re sending them to remind MPs that they work for us – and you can help.


Our goal is to make sure Ottawa invests in better jobs, climate action, health care, and a stronger social safety net.


Making life more affordable and ensuring services Canadians rely on are there for them when they need them most should be at the top of your MP’s list. Not bailouts or tax breaks for big business.


 If you want MPs to put workers and families first on Parliament Hill, send a letter to your MP now. It’s already drafted – it takes 10 secs to hit send.


Once you’ve signed, ask 5 people you know to do the same. Let’s make sure MPs hear us loud and clear from your union local or organization.


Thanks so much for stepping up. I know we can reach 10,000 with your help!


Talk soon,


Kevin Smith, President

Grey Bruce Labour Council





Call Your MP


Subject line: Call Your MP



Workers should call the shots in Ottawa. Not lobbyists.

You voted MPs into office. They represent your interests. But corporate lobbyists spend a lot of money trying to convince them otherwise.

Slick lobbyists can’t be the only ones who get a say in Canada’s recovery. That’s why we’re getting members of [LOCAL] in front of our elected officials – and we need to do it now.

Book a meeting now to set a worker-first agenda for your MP. We’ll help you call and prepare – all you have to do is book here.

Just because we live in [CITY] doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a say on Parliament Hill.

Nervous? Our partners at the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will make sure you have everything you need. Training, workshops, scripting, tech tips – the works.

You deserve your say, because I know you’re fighting for what counts. Members of [LOCAL] always fight for worker-first policies like pharmacare, climate action, better social safety nets, and better jobs for all.

But Parliament resumes on November 22. MP calendars are filling up fast. Book your spot now – we’ll help you every step of the way.

Canada’s workers call the shots. Let’s make sure they never forget it.

Workers Are The Recovery


I need you to hit the ground running.


Paid lobby groups are clamoring to meet with decision-makers on Parliament Hill to try and influence Canada’s recovery.


You know what that means, the clock is already ticking, so we need to get loud for working people right now.


We need Ottawa to listen to you because big corporations aren’t talking to MPs about worker safety -- they’re worried about their bottom line. That’s why we’re bringing Action Week back!


Sign up today to join thousands of Canadians scheduling virtual meetings with their MPs between November 26 and December 3.


Workers are the recovery, so we need to harness the power of our movement and demand results from Ottawa, like:


  • Improving Canada’s social safety net and fixing Employment Insurance;
  • Strengthening our health care system with pharmacare, public long-term care, and mental health investments;
  • Replacing the jobs we lost with better ones that keep all workers safe and supported;
  • Investing in critical social infrastructure like the care economy; and
  • Climate action that includes support for workers and investments in green infrastructure like transit, energy and manufacturing.

By setting up a meeting with your elected representatives, you have the opportunity to advocate for solutions that address the systemic gaps this pandemic has exposed.


Your MP needs to hear your story for change to happen. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is creating a suite of online tools, resources and training to help you get a meeting with your MP and guide you through it every step of the way.


Sign up today:


Time to get loud,