UFCW Canada activists participating in the 2011 Toronto Labour Day parade. To see a photo gallery of this event, click on the image above.
UFCW Canada activists came out in force on September 5 to celebrate Labour Day and to send a strong message to politicians in five different provinces.
This year’s Labour Day is closely followed by five provincial elections. Starting on October 2, UFCW Canada members will be making a big political difference as voters and activists in the following elections:
Prince Edward Island – October 2
Manitoba – October 4
Ontario – October 6
Newfoundland and Labrador – October 11
Saskatchewan – November 7
“As much as Labour Day is about celebrating the remarkable achievements of workers, it is also about looking forward and demonstrating our solidarity as workers and our ability to mobilize for positive change that improves our lives and futures,” says UFCW Canada National President Wayne Hanley, who joined over 300 UFCW Canada members at the Toronto Labour Day Parade.
All UFCW Canada activists are encouraged to contact their local union presidents to find out more about supporting pro-labour candidates in the communities. To get the latest political news, UFCW Canada activists are also encouraged to sign-up for the union’s weekly e-bulletin Politics NOW!