We are on the precipice of a new academic year and I know start up comes with mixed emotions. Excitement and stress regarding increased workloads is high. As the new year begins, please remember, our role is to support the college but to work within our job descriptions. We do not do more with less. The labour unrest in the Province serves as a reminder of the importance of fighting for increased wages, a balanced work day/workload and the importance of standing together to support all workers.
Labour Day is traditionally the first Monday in September and has been a statutory holiday since 1894. Worker rights drafted within collective agreements, the right to safe workplaces and the right to a living wage was hard fought for and the fight continues today.
I hope you enjoy the long weekend and you also take the time to reflect on worker rights in our country. We gain more when we stand together!
Below is information regarding the Victoria Labour Council Picnic event. As well, here are a few links for those of you interested in the history of this significant holiday in BC:
Labour Day Event Hosted By: Victoria Labour Council
Booths, music, food, face painting, magic
Gyro Park, Sinclair Road, Victoria
Monday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.