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Labour Day: CUPE celebrates contributions made by its members
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is celebrating the important contributions working people make to the economy and communities across Canada by participating in two important events: Labour Day and the Unifor founding convention.
In every corner of our country, CUPE members deliver the public services we all count on. They are the backbone of our health care, municipal, and social services, and a vital part of our schools, colleges and universities. Whether it’s providing senior care or child care, CUPE members make our communities work; safeguarding our water, delivering power when needed and keeping passengers safe aboard airplanes. As unionized workers in the public sector, their improved wages and benefits help drive the economy. As members of a social union, CUPE members pave the way for improvements in labour standards, health and safety and quality public services for all. The Labour Day weekend offers an opportunity to celebrate their work, and the strength of the labour movement.
“This Labour Day, we will be showing the strength of the labour movement by participating at events in large numbers and celebrating the founding of a new union. It will be a weekend to underscore the important role unions play in building and maintaining the social fabric of Canada. Unions like CUPE get results that benefit all Canadians - like decent wages and safer workplaces. These gains help the local economy and our communities,” said Paul Moist, CUPE national president.