The Council of Canadians Kamloops, Kelowna, Campbell River, Regina, Hamilton, London, Guelph and Peterborough-Kawarthas chapters took part in Labour Day activities yesterday.
Labour Day has been celebrated in Canada on the first Monday in September since the 1880s. The first Labour Day parade in Canada was in 1872 to support the Toronto Typographical Union's strike for a 58-hour work-week. In July 1894, Prime Minister John Thompson made Labour Day an official holiday.
The Council of Canadians is proud to have a strong relationship with the labour movement both in this country and around the world.
Our Board of Directors includes representatives from Unifor, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, and the Northern Territories Federation of Labour. Our staff are members of Unifor Local 567.