On Behalf of Unifor 649
Here you will find official statements made on behalf of the membership of Unifor Local 649.
Labour Day 2023 Statement
Labour Day, the first Monday in September, has been a statutory holiday in Canada since 1894. It originated in the first workers’ rallies of the Victorian era. Historically, workers marked the day with various activities. These included parades, speeches, games, amateur competitions and picnics. The holiday promoted working-class solidarity and belonging during a time of rapid industrialization. Since the Second World War, fewer and fewer people have participated in Labour Day activities. Nevertheless, it remains a statutory holiday. Many Canadians now devote the Labour Day holiday to leisure activity and family time.
Pride Month 2023
June has been designated Pride Month in Canada and Unifor 649 is happy to celebrate the importance this event has for our members and their families.
Stemming from the NYC Stonewall riots of 1969 you would think we have come far but in reality we are no where we need to be.
Unifor 649 wishes to celebrate with our members who are part of this community as we are all allies and strive to work towards a more inclusive society!