Labour Day Takes on More Importance in 2012

“Thousands of union workers in Toronto are marching in the 141st annual Labour Day Parade with a theme of “unite against austerity.” Members of ACTRA, Ontario Federation of Labour, the Toronto and York Regional Labour Council, CAW and federal and provincial NDP members are expected at the march,” Jonathan Ore writes in a CBC News online article today. The article continues, “Meanwhile on the east coast, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour is making an effort to attract greater numbers of young members to its ranks. ‘For the first time we’re looking at the possibility of the next generation of workers probably not doing as well as their parents have done,’ said federation president Lana Payne. ‘This is an astounding thing to be happening in a society where we have so much wealth.'” Read the full article here.

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