In communities across the country, Unifor members and local unions are set to host celebrations and community events on Monday, September 2.
“Labour Day is about appreciating the gains that we have won as Canada’s workers,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “I always look forward to spending the day with Unifor members outside of the workplace.”
From family fairs, to picnics and parades, Unifor’s Labour Day celebrations are diverse. One important feature is the time taken together on this statutory holiday, won by working people.
“As a union, we defend conditions that allow us to be safe at work, and have a happy life at home,” said Lane Payne, Unifor Secretary-Treasurer. “With a rising cost of living for Canadian families, workers are being squeezed. Days like this one remind us of the joy that we’re fighting to preserve.”
Find an event near you below, or connect with your Local Union for more information:
Monday, September 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Notre Dame Regional Secondary School (2880 Venables Street)
Free event at the PNE for Unifor members and families who have registered in advance.
Monday, September 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wascana Park – West Lawn
The event is hosted by the building trades and supported by Trade Unions of Regina. Local 1-S , 649, 594, 651 will be in attendance with swag Frisbees and water bottles ( water coolers to fill the water bottles and remove plastic as a greener option) – crown postcards.
Monday, September 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bronzed Streetcar on Main Street in Winnipeg
The Labour parade will start at 11:00 am at the Bronzed Streetcar on Main Street in Winnipeg and end at the Legislature. There will be some speeches and should be over by 1pm.
Monday, September 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Waterloo Park – Westmount Entrance (99 Father David Bauer Dr, Waterloo, ON)
Waterloo Regional Labour Council Labour Day Picnic. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and corn-on-the-cob with a donation to the United Way! Children’s area with face painting, play area and balloons! Live Music! Everyone welcome!
ODLC Event and March
Monday, September 2 at 8:00 a.m.
Nathan Phillips Square for a rally, and march.
Speeches and entertainment will be starting at 8:00 am, including National Secretary-Treasurer Lana Payne. The parade start time is 9:00 am sharp. Then, explore the Toronto Harbour on a family-friendly boat cruise! Contact your Local for cruise wristbands and for more information.
Monday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Parade will start at Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall and end at Fogolar Furlan Club with a picnic
Windsor and District Labour Council Labour Day Parade and Picnic. Bouncy castles, free hot dogs, free drinks, face painting, car show, and special guests. Parade will start at 10:00am with marshalling beginning at 9:00am from Local 200/444 Union Hall The parade route will have us walking along Walker Rd. and turn on E.C Row Service Road to the Fogolar Furlan Club.
Monday, September 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Victoria Park & Halifax Commons
The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council invites you to attend their Labour Day March, Rally, Free BBQ Picnic & Community Concert in Halifax.
11:00 am: rally at Victoria Park, march to arrive at Halifax Commons for noon
12:00 pm: BBQ and entertainment at Halifax Commons, corner of Trollope and Bell Road.
NOTE: this is a slightly different location than previous years, it is by the football field directly across the street from Citadel High.
Monday, September 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Unifor Local 972 Union Hall (323 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, N.S.)
Join Unifor Local 972, 4600 and 2107 as we celebrate Labour Day with a free BBQ and entertainment Sept.2 at 12:00pm. This is a community event and everyone is welcome.