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CUPE National President Paul Moist and Mark Hancock, president of CUPE BC, joined workers and NDP candidates at the Vancouver Labour Day picnic.

“Labour Day has always been a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made as working people, in making a better life for our families and in our communities,” Moist said. “But this year we are particularly focused on the future, and the advancements possible for workers if we elect our first New Democratic federal government.”

 “Labour Day is always a great day for working people – one last break before families get back into the routines of school and work. But this year is particularly exciting, as we gear up for the final push to the federal election,” Mark Hancock said. “After this weekend we are only six weeks away from a federal NDP government that will put the interests of British Columbia’s working people first.”

Moist also joined Burnaby North-Seymour candidate Carol Baird Ellan to go and talk to voters about the importance of the election.

“Workers across B.C. need to get the message out and talk about the issues important to us in this election campaign,” Hancock said. “We need to speak with our family and neighbours about the need for affordable child care, and the importance of strengthening our public health care system.”

“Across B.C. and Canada, workers need a federal government that will help build a sustainable economy with good paying jobs. With Thomas Mulcair and his NDP, that’s what we’ll get,” Moist said. “With our help, we can get a government that will work for the interest of every day Canadians, such as expanding the Canada Pension Plan to ensure all Canadians can retire with dignity.”