Local 793’s officers, executive board members and staff wish you and your families a happy Labour Day weekend.

Labour Day traces its roots to 1872 when a labour demonstration in Toronto supporting striking printers led directly to the enactment of the Trade Union Act – a law that confirmed the legality of unions. This demonstrated the power of what can happen when workers stand united. The anniversary of that demonstration marked a day of growing celebration for many workers across Canada. The celebration became so popular that in 1894 the first Monday of September was declared a statutory holiday.

For many today, Labour Day signifies the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. But for trade unions across the world, including Local 793, it continues to represent success in the ongoing fight against anti-union laws, gaining fair wages and benefits, and improving health and safety for workers.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we are unable to celebrate the struggles of the workers that came before us by marching together in the Labour Day parades in our communities.  However,  labour councils in Ontario and around the country have devised other safe and family-friendly plans to celebrate. We encourage you to visit the link below and celebrate Labour Day with your loved ones and friends.


Resources: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/labour-day

Labour Day Events

Canadian Labour Congress (many different locations): https://canadianlabour.ca/events/labour-day-events-2021/