To celebrate the power of workers Unifor members participated in exciting community events with their union family on Labour Day.
In Toronto, Bob Orr, National Secretary-Treasurer, and Naureen Rizvi, Ontario Regional Director, led hundreds of members and labour leaders in the parade.
“We fight for fair trade policies that don't leave workers behind,” said Orr. “We come together to recognize the contribution that we have all made and look forward to what lies ahead.”
Events across the country echoed the call for good jobs, fair trade, ending hate, and strengthening public services, as the Canadian Labour Congresses’ campaign for universal drug coverage for all Canadians was launched.
At the Unifor event in Surrey, BC, Premier John Horgan recommitted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the province. Western Regional Director Joie Warnock joined members and families to march in Regina, Saskatchewan, while Atlantic Regional Director Lana Payne joined celebrations in Nakawick, New Brunswick as members nationwide celebrated the community that is created though Unifor.
In Toronto, Rizvi summed up, “Every year we talk about our victories and our commitment to the fight. I can't wait until next year when we're able to say again that we won.”
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