Welcome To The ODLC

The Ottawa & District Labour Council (ODLC) has been the voice of working people in the Ottawa area since 1872. The ODLC currently represents 90 union locals with a combined membership of over 50,000 working men and women and is the largest democratic and popular organization in the Ottawa area.

Ottawa Labour

Following the February 19th, 2014 Annual General meeting the Ottawa and District Labour Council is pleased to introduce its 2014 - 2016 Executive Board.

Table Officers

President: Sean McKenny (HSTU Local 261)

Vice President: Marlene Rivier (OPSEU 479)

Treasurer: Dan Maxwell (OSSTF District 25)

Recording Secretary: David Meinzinger (USW 8327)

Correspondence Secretary: Chris Wojcik (OPSEU 415)

Executive Members at Large

Will Kelly (CUPE 503)

Christine Kelsey (OPSEU 416)

Philip Lillies (PSAC 70155)

Chris Goodsir (OSSTF District 25)

Kimberly Benoit (CUASA)

Jeff Adams (OSSTF District 25)

Renford Thomas (ATU 279)


Upcoming Events






Latest News

April 6, 2014Unions launch grievance against new federal rules on employee performance

January 27, 2014 - MP's have double-standard on postal cuts: Watson

January 27, 2014 - Protesters deliver strong message on Canada Post cuts

January 21, 2014 - Two thousand expected to flock to Parliament for Canada Post protest

February 2, 2013 - 'Absurd' to say Ottawa Hospital cuts won't hurt patients: Unions http://bit.ly/WGmeTm

December 10, 2012 - Mail delivery in the dark might be the brightest way forward for Canada Post. http://bit.ly/TMnu6k

December 3, 2012 - Novotel Ottawa Admits to Labour Law Violations Following Court Finding of "Illegal Activity" at Novotel Mississauga. http://mwne.ws/11qRyKN

March 27, 2012 - Media Release - Labour Council disappointed with Ontario budget. http://bit.ly/H1g7q9

March 25, 2012 - Staffer silence for speaking out. http://bit.ly/GWPwXy

February 27, 2012 - Union steward's claim "false and unfounded" Algonquin College charges. http://bit.ly/yy7J01

August 25, 2011 - Injured Workers demand answers from McGuinty.

August 2, 2011 - As many as 1,000 died creating heritage site. http://bit.ly/nRXZqg

June 1, 2011 - Shell Canada finally pays immigrant who worked for free.http://bit.ly/jpOAKI

May 25, 2011 - Labour practices under review at Shell Stations after man denied pay for working two months. http://bit.ly/k2XQn2

May 16, 2011 - ... a landed immigrant knocked on doors for a year, finally lands a job only to be denied a pay checque after working for two months. http://bit.ly/kJuoH4

April 8, 2011 - Thousands to flood Toronto streets for massive community rally to demand respect from Toronto city council. http://tinyurl.com/645g87k

March 31st, 2011 - CEP Local 6004 has seen Bell cut the number of clerical jobs from 1400 to 700 in a matter of months. http://bit.ly/g9ISAs

March 24th, 2011 - Work dispute could threaten care-dependent residents. http://tinyurl.com/4v7xnl6

March 23rd, 2011 - CLC President Ken Georgetti responds to Finance Minister's claim. http://tinyurl.com/48qet29