Hundreds come together to celebrate May Day, build solidarity

May 2, 2024

Last night’s May Day Celebration was a big success. Hundreds of participants visited the Maritime Labour Centre over the course of the evening for our largest International Workers Day event in recent memory.

Thank you to:

Sariah Jacobs for the beautiful opening words and performance.

Australian labour & political cartoonist Sam Wallman for launching the new book “12 Rules for Strife” at the event.

Affordable BC for the workshop on Fighting for Affordable Housing.

Labour for Palestine for the workshop Internationalism 101: Palestine is a Labour Issue.

Women Transforming Cities for the workshop How Workers Can Drive Change at City Hall.

Worker Solidarity Network for the workshop Climate Change & Heat Protections for Workers.

Re: Sisters, Left Coast Labour Chorus, Spank Williams, and the Swill Merchants for the live musical performances, and Peter Marcus for the poetry recital.

Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine for the delicious food.

Speakers Andy Healey (CUPE 5536), Garth Mullins (VANDU), Julie Diesta (Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers & Caregivers), and Eddy Pedreira (IATSE 938) for the powerful and inspiring speeches.

All the staff of the Maritime Labour Centre, and the Vancouver & District Labour Council.

BC General Employees’ Union, Canadian Union of Public Employees’ Local 15, Hospital Employees’ Union, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 400 & Local 500, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 963, Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC Region for contributing toward the costs of the event.

The numerous unions and community organizations who hosted booths.

And the countless volunteers whose hard work made it all possible.

Thank you all! Solidarity forever!

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