May Day 2024 Schedule

April 25, 2024
AuditoriumBoardroom 1Boardroom 3
5:30 PMEvent opens. Booths and bar begin operating. Food is available.6:00 PM – 7:20 PMWorkshop: Fighting for Affordable Housing
presented by the Affordable BC Campaign (BCGEU)
6:00 PM – 7:20 PMWorkshop: Internationalism 101: Palestine is a Labour Issue
presented by Labour for Palestine
5:30 PMSariah Jacobs – Indigenous acknowledgement and sharing
5:40 PMRe: Sisters, Left Coast Labour Chorus8:10 PM – 9:30 PMWorkshop: How Workers Can Drive Change at City Hall
presented by Women Transforming Cities
8:10 PM – 9:30 PMWorkshop: Climate Change & Heat Protections for Workers 
presented by Worker Solidarity Network
5:55 PMOpening remarks by Stephen von Sychowski (VDLC)
6:00 PMLive music
6:30 PMPeter Marcus poetry
6:40 PMSpeech: Andy Healy, CUPE 5536
6:45 PMSpeech: Garth Mullins, VANDU
6:50 PMRecorded music, mingling
7:30 PMBook launch: ’12 Rules for Strife’
with labour & political cartoonist Sam Wallman
7:50 PMLive music
8:20 PMSpeech: Julie Diesta, Migrant Spring
8:25 PMEddy Pedreira, IATSE 938
8:30 PMRecorded music, mingling
9:15 PMBooths begin wrap up
9:30 PMEvent concludes

20 years after its passing, Canada’s unions demand enforcement of the Westray Law 

May 9, 2024
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Unified labour front: Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union joins Canadian Labour Congress

May 8, 2024
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11 years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse, Canada’s unions honour victims and continue demands to improve conditions for workers

April 23, 2024
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