Each year on Labour Day, we recognize the contributions of workers and reflect on the rights we have fought for over the years, including fair wages, safer working conditions, and the right to organize collectively.
This year, we’re celebrating Labour Day on the heels of one of the largest strikes in Canadian history. Thanks to over 100,000 PSAC members who came together on picket lines to demand better, we secured the strongest collective agreement in the federal public service that raises the bar for our members and all workers in Canada.
In Nunavut, PSAC members at the Iqaluit Housing Authority picketed for 136 days to secure wages that lift workers who are struggling with one of the highest costs of living in the country.
These victories — and many more by PSAC members this year — are a reminder that when workers unite, we can build lasting change.
Labour Day celebrations and marches are being organized across the country. Show your support at an event near you.
This article was first posted on the PSAC website.