Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
Once again, this year as we approach Labour Day, we find ourselves at the mercy of the global pandemic. Variants continue to force us to show an abundance of care a caution in how we celebrate and meet. The Grey Bruce Labour Council will not let Labour Day be a casualty of the pandemic in 2021 but ensuring the health and safety of all people remains the highest of priorities.
Approaching one-hundred and fifty years of celebrating labour in Canada, the celebration of working people is a tradition with no less a rich history in Grey and Bruce Counties. Inheriting the great privilege of sustaining Labour Day in our region, the Grey Bruce Labour Council has found friends and allies across a great spectrum of people, affiliates and organizations. The pandemic with all its dangers will limit our celebrations, but it is this very pandemic that has demonstrated that it is workers that have ensured our very survival and provided for us the ability to sustain our public services. The recovery from the pandemic will also show us that recovery will only be successful if workers lead the recovery.
No full recovery will be possible without workers and the input of workers. No recovery will be possible without vigorous and fully funded public healthcare, education and the full mosaic of public services.
In making sure that Labour’s voice is clear the Grey Bruce Labour Council will be holding a COVID compliant gathering at the Gazebo – Queens Park Bandstand (down from the library) in Owen Sound. The gathering will be on the September 5th (Sunday) from 2:30-4:00PM. A few speakers will be present, and it is hoped that this will keep us committed more than ever to a bigger and better celebration in 2022 and beyond.
Labour Day Celebrations
Sunday September 5th, 2021
Queens Park Bandstand (848 1st Ave W, Owen Sound)
Looking forward to seeing you!
Kevin Smith, President
Grey Bruce Labour Council