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NBFL President Wishes New Brunswickers a Happy Labour Day

For Immediate Release September 2, 2015

On behalf of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour and its 40 000 members, I wish all New Brunswickers and their families a happy and healthy Labour Day. This statutory holiday has its roots in the massive labour organization against low wages, long work hours and poor working conditions. Since this initial mobilization in 1872, the labour movement has made several contributions that have improved the lives of Canadian workers. Some examples include: health and safety legislation and benefits, minimum wage and maternity and parental leave benefits.

Labour Day is much more than just a day off that marks the end of summer. It is a day to celebrate the contributions that workers have and continue to make to the Canadian economy and society. I invite New Brunswickers participate in one of the Labour Day celebrations being organized in the province.

Sunday September 6

  •  Moncton: Picnic at Centennial Park from 12 to 3 pm. There will be games, music and a BBQ.

Monday September 7

  • Bathurst: Parade and Picnic at Munroe Street Coronation Park. Registration at noon. Parade starts at 1 pm.
  • Fredericton: Picnic at Wilmot Park from 12 to 5 pm. There will be games, live music and a BBQ.
  • Miramichi: Parade and BBQ. Parade starts at 11 am from Miramichi Mall and ends at Town Square with BBQ and games for kids.
  • Restigouche: Parade and picnic. Parade starts on William Street at 11 am and ends at Rotary Park with a BBQ.
  • Saint John: Parade and picnic. Gather at 11 am at Fire Hall on King Street E. Parade starts at 12 pm. BBQ follows at Fisher Lakes.

No matter where you find yourself this Labour Day, I invite you to take some time to think about Canada’s labour pioneers. Their actions have laid the foundation to secure the rights and benefits that we all enjoy today.

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For more information, please contact:
Patrick Colford, NBFL President

(506) 381-8969 (cell)