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CUPE recognizes International Workers’ Day today, May 1, in solidarity with millions of workers around the worIn commemoration of the struggle for an eight hour work day, we recognize the historic struggles of workers who have gone before us and their hard fought gains we benefit from today. We celebrate the resistance of workers today who continue to fight to realize genuine labour rights and economic justice.

CUPE unites with sister unions and partners in Colombia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and elsewhere defending workers’ right to bargain collectively and our right to social and economic security.

As workers and community members we assert our right to access a strong public sector, decent work and democracy in our workplaces and communities. We continue to struggle against the imposition of privatization, austerity, and the growing power of trans-national corporations on our lives. 

Today we come together to defend women’s rights, indigenous rights, migrant rights, and the environment. For a better world we must have social and economic justice for all.

Learn more about CUPE’s international solidarity work at cupe.ca/global-justice.