Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
DISTRICT 25 Ottawa-Carleton

May Day in Ottawa 2013

May Day In Ottawa

OSSTF D-25 does not have any events planned.  However there are events planned by Labour groups in Ottawa.

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Saturday April 27 Wednesday May 1

History of May Day

International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration by labour internationally. There are organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labour unions throughout most of the world. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. It is also celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

CANADA:  Celebration of the International Labour Day (or Workers' Day, fête des travailleurs) in Montreal goes back to 1906, organised by the Mutual Aid circle. The tradition had a renaissance at the time of a mass strike of 1972. On the 1973 May Day, the first contemporary demonstration was organised by the major trade union confederations. Over 30,000 trade unionists took part in this demonstration.

WOW ! ! ! 

Over 1000 education workers marked MAY DAY at Dalton McGunity's constituency office on May 1. OSSTF, OECTA, ETFO, AEFO and CUPE members sent a message to Premier McGuitny.

Thanks to all OSSTF District 25 bargaining unit and branch leaders who attended and who encouraged others to attend.  Your efforts are hugely appreciated!   It was great to spend the time with colleagues from OSSTF District 26, OECTA, ETFO, AEFO and CUPE.   

Finally, please be sure to thank colleagues for their attendance and to encourage them to join us . . . .  next time.

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