Workers Week of Action events held across the country

Workers come together to organize against Harper's harmful EI changes.

Charlottetown (29 April 2013) – A May Day rally will be held in Charlottetown in front of the Prince Edward Island legislature on May 1 at 4:30 p.m. to mark International Workers’ Day.

There will be entertainment and speakers at the May Day rally, including Debbie Bovyer, President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE).

EI, labour rights highlighted

The rally will address critical issues facing working people today in PEI, in Canada and around the world. Special emphasis will be put on Stephen Harper’s attack on workers with his Employment Insurance cuts. The rally is being organized by Common Causes which is an assembly of social movements dedicated to defending democracy, the environment, and human rights.

Workers Rights Week

On April 27, major demonstrations were held against the cuts to EI which kicked off events for Workers Week of Action. Common Causes invites you to take action in your community. There will be locally organized events and actions from coast to coast during the Week, including actions in front of Members of Parliament offices organized by the Canadian Labour Congress, and May Day events in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.

NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE