By David Klassen
Manitoba CUPE workers are spending their Labour Day by taking part in a march this afternoon.
“Labour Day is more than just a day off,” says Kelly Moist, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees — Manitoba. “It is a time to gather as a community to reflect on the contributions of working people to our community, and the challenges they still face.”
Hundreds of workers will gather at Vimy Ridge Park for the annual Labour Day family picnic, hosted by the Winnipeg Labour Council.
A march will begin at the Manitoba legislature from 1-2 p.m., ending at Vimy Ridge Park for the picnic from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend and show their support, while also taking part in the festivities, which include free hot dogs, family entertainment and fun for the kids.
Labour Day celebrations will also be happening in Brandon at Errol Black Park from 2-4 p.m., Dauphin at 322 Main Street SE at 1 p.m., and in Thompson from noon to 4 p.m. at 19 Elizabeth Drive.