This year, we cannot celebrate Labour Day the same way as we have done in the past. Typically, labour councils organized events throughout the province. This year, the Saint John and District Labour Council is organizing a Facebook Live event on Monday September 7 at 1 pm to celebrate the many contributions that working people make.
This Labour Day, Canada’s unions are calling on all levels of government to focus on investments and community supports to help restart our economies.
New Brunswick has weathered the pandemic better than most jurisdictions. Canada has also fared much better than the United States. This success is because we all worked together. That’s what we need to keep doing in the months ahead.
“New Brunswickers are in a unique position as we go to the polls on September 14 to choose our next government,” says Daniel Legere, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. “We have the opportunity to elect a government that will focus on leading the economic recovery by replacing lost jobs with better ones and disaster-proofing our social safety net to better protect us in the future.”
“Our province must address long-standing inequalities that have been exposed throughout the pandemic: the lack of available child care spaces, improving seniors safety by making long-term care part of public health care, and making sure that all workers can access paid sick leave when they need it.”
The New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) is made up of 16 affiliated unions, 282 locals and six District Labour Councils, representing more than 35,000 working women and men from every sector of the economy and from every community in the province.