Picnic for Labour Day

The North Okanagan Labour Council will be holding its annual Labour Day picnic in Kelowna Sept. 3.

The picnic will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Mission Creek Regional Park.

The family and friend event will feature a free barbecue, local live music, giveaway items, community organizations and local union displays, as well as bouncy castles and face painting for the children.

Labour Day is a holiday held annually on the first Monday of September giving communities the opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of union and non-union workers across Canada.

“It is important to celebrate the advancements made in the workplace as a result of workers showing solidarity through advocacy and action,” said Ian Gordon, president of NOLC.

“Legislation and collective agreements that ensure health and safety, reasonable work hours, fair compensation for everyone, have required sacrifice through generations of workers. But there is still much work to be done to improve the working and retirement security of Canadians”.

The Canadian Labour Congress’ campaign Pharmacare - Let’s get it right, was launched at last year’s picnic and continues to be highlighted this year.

Everyone is welcome to celebrate Labour Day with the NOLC, a charter of the Canadian Labour Congress that includes more than 40 affiliated local unions representing thousands of workers in the North and Central Okanagan from Peachland to Enderby.

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