On Monday, the Labour Day was celebrated in Winnipeg.
Hundreds of residents of the city left their houses to participate in a holiday march and to enjoy the picnic after it.
Festive events in this regard are held in Winnipeg every year and are coordinated by the Winnipeg Labour Council. This year, the march participants made their way from Memorial Park to Vimy Ridge Park.
In 1919 one of the most considerable workers strikes in the history of Canada took place in Winnipeg, that’s why it is very important to celebrate this holiday. Now the Winnipeg unions are actively struggling for improving working conditions, as well as for increasing wages.
The president of the Winnipeg Labor Council Basia Sokal noted the importance of this holiday and stated that unions are now needed the same as they were 100 years ago.
At the moment, the unions of Canada are actively fighting for the introduction of single-payer prescription drug coverage for all people, because according to statistics more than 3.5 million Canadians can not afford to pay for the necessary drugs.
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