Today, we join with workers across the globe to celebrate the significant gains in labour rights that have been made throughout history. We honour the years of workers’ organizing, great risk and loss of life that won us all an 8-hour work day.
We draw strength from these historic wins and today’s global solidarity as we continue to fight for and defend the rights of workers.
In the Canadian context, it is more important than ever that as union members we work to defend and expand the public health care system. There is great need for a national pharmacare plan that will not only save millions of dollars but also ensure every person in Canada can access the medications they need to live.
We will continue to join our voices with the entire labour movement in calling for living wages, decent benefits and pensions, pay equity, free collective bargaining rights and workplace safety for all workers. Because we know we are better together!