Labour Day 2022: it’s all about solidarity!

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Public Holidays in Canada- Labour Day is an official holiday

Monday, September 5 is Labour Day, and OPSEU/SEFPO members will be taking part in events in our communities with friends, fellow workers and our labour and community allies to recognise the strength of solidarity and celebrate the labour movement and working people.

It’s especially important this Labour Day for all our members and the wider labour movement to stand alongside OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 safety inspectors. They have been on strike for more than six weeks fighting for a fair deal from their employer, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).

Safety inspectors do essential work to keep our communities safe and we stand with them in their fight for respect and a fair deal.

Their employer has prioritized union-busting over public safety. Since safety is a provincial responsibility, we need you to send a message to Premier Doug Ford to intervene and get TSSA back to the table.

Join the Solidarity for Safety mass actions this Labour Day (organized in conjunction with our labour allies):

  • Print and sign the Ontario Federation of Labour petition (to be read in the Ontario Legislature by MPP Jamie West). Contact for info on how to return signed petitions.
  • Join the TYRLC’s mass text action by texting SAFETY to 55255 and join the call for Ford to put public safety first!

You can also Take Action online – be sure to share the link with friends, family, co-workers, and your communities.

Click here for a full list of Labour Day events in Ontario – and across Canada – provided by the Canadian Labour Congress.

Have a safe and happy Labour Day Weekend!

In solidarity,

JP Hornick, President
Laurie Nancekivell, First Vice-President/Treasurer

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