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This Labour Day CUPE is celebrating the important contributions working people make to our economy and communities across Canada.

In every corner of our country, CUPE members deliver the public services we all count on. They are the backbone of our health care, municipal, and social services, and a vital part of our schools, colleges and universities. Whether it’s providing senior care or child care, CUPE members make our communities work; safeguarding our water, delivering power when needed and keeping passengers safe aboard airplanes.

Unions like CUPE get results - like decent wages and safer workplaces. We are fighting for significant improvements to the Canada Pension Plan which will help every Canadian when they retire – regardless of whether they are a union member or not. We are campaigning to build a national childcare program and to strengthen our public health care system. Every gain makes life better - for everyone.

Despite these results, working people are under attack. The priorities of the Conservative government in Ottawa are aimed at suppressing wages and cutting public services.

The good news is that despite unprecedented attacks by those who stand to gain from a divided workforce, we are as strong and united as ever.

This Labour Day, let’s show the strength of the labour movement by participating at events in large numbers. Join your union at an event in your community and stand together to celebrate our contributions to the economy and the social fabric of Canada.

List of Labour Day events across Canada