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Labour Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the important contributions of working people to our country.

It’s a time to take pride in our accomplishments over the years—accomplishments that have improved living standards, promoted equality and built strong communities. We must never forget it is workers who build our cities, produce the goods we use day-to-day, and provide vital services that Canadians depend on.

It’s also a time to ready ourselves for the challenges ahead. In recent months the Harper conservative government has shown a total disregard for workers rights. The government didn’t hesitate to deny rights to collective bargaining to postal workers and CAW members at Air Canada.  Now more than ever, we need to work together to defend our rights.

When we are united we are strong,” said CUPE National President  Paul Moist. “That’s why I participate in Labour Day events every year. It’s our chance to stand united and re-commit to building a better future for all of us.”

Join the Labour Day events in your community.

Check out Paul Moist’s personal views on Labour Day on Paul’s page