Large Labour Day turnout does Machinists proud!
Toronto, ON – Labour Day in Canada was declared a National holiday back in 1894 and trade unionists have been marching through the streets of Toronto and across the country on the first Monday of September ever since.
Labour Day 2017 in Toronto was highlighted by the largest turnout of Machinist members on record, in excess of 250 IAM members marched the 7 kilometer route from the heart of downtown Toronto to the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition. “This was a solid turnout, perhaps one of the best we have ever had. It was a great day for a walk through Sunny Toronto streets, and our members came out to show Solidarity and support of working people in Toronto and across Canada,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall.