REVP Letter: Labour Day 2011

Labour Day is a chance to recognize and honour the contributions of all workers who struggle to make a fair wage and create a meaningful society.


Dear Sisters & Brothers,

Labour Day is a chance to recognize and honour the contributions of all workers who struggle to make a fair wage and create a meaningful society.

On August 22, we lost a friend and strong ally in Jack Layton, who championed workers’ rights, as well as socially responsible policies. Over the years, Jack’s advocacy for worker’s rights, equal marriage, universal health care, public transportation and affordable housing distinguished him as a principled politician and a great Canadian.

Now, we must take it upon ourselves to continue the work that Jack dedicated his life to. We must continue to fightto protect our workplace and economic rights and work tirelessly to defeat governments that seek to undermine working people and our communities.

Join me as we celebrate the contributions of workers and their unions, and recognize and pay tribute to Jack Layton’s legacy.

Events across the Prairie Region on Monday, September 5, 2011:

  • Prince Albert Labour Day BBQ: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Kinsmen Park (More information 306-244-3033)
  • Saskatoon Labour Day BBQ: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Victoria Park by Riversdale Pool (More information 306-244-3033)
  • Regina Labour Day BBQ: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Regina Legislature west of flower gardens (More information 306-359-0006)
  • Calgary Labour Day BBQ: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Calgary Olympic Plaza – 228-8 Ave. SE (More information: 403-262-2390)
  • Edmonton Labour Day BBQ: 11:30 a.m., Giovanni Caboto Park – 95 St. and 109 Ave.

In Solidarity,

Robyn Benson
Regional Executive Vice-President
Public Service Alliance of Canada, Prairies