Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Having a union on your side makes your job and your workplace safer and fairer. You get paid better and are more likely to have benefits that help you balance work with life at home. Workers in unions are an important part of the local community and economy because that’s where they spend their paycheques. Their incomes support local businesses (who create local jobs) and bolster the local tax base, which supports public works and community services that add to everyone’s quality of life. When unions stand up for fairness, they raise the bar for everyone. Many of the things first won by unions are enjoyed by all workers today – minimum wages, overtime pay, workplace safety standards, maternity and parental leave, vacation pay, and protection from discrimination and harassment.
CUPE Local 101 is affiliated with the London District Labour Ciuncil. Please join us on September 3, 2017at Thames Park for the annual Labour Day Picnic hosted by the London District Labour Council from 12 pm until 4 pm.