Why we Celebrate: Labour Day
Happy Labour Day from AESES!
We hope you have an opportunity to enjoy the upcoming long weekend, a final break before the busyness of fall arrives and we really start labouring away after another wonderful summer. Relax, celebrate, and don’t think about Tuesday until the long weekend is fully over.
As a union and as union members, we certainly have lots of reasons to celebrate Labour Day, including the many accomplishments of Canada’s labour movement over the years, and those by our own negotiating teams during past bargaining rounds, furthering workers’ rights and improving working conditions.
The Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) produced a postcard, which summarizes the history of the Trade Unions Act of 1872 and the official recognition of Labour Day as a national holiday in Canada in 1894.