TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - For over 100 years LiUNA, the Labourers' International Union of North America, has been fighting to protect the rights of workers and their families. Today Canadian unions are under attack by the Harper Conservative Government. The Harper Government has rammed regressive legislation such as Bill C-377 through the system, which if enacted will reset our well-earned rights back nearly one hundred years.
Joseph S. Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Central & Eastern Canada Regional Manager stated, "this year's Labour Day is of special significance as we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters with determination and laser focus to make sure that Stephen Harper and his Conservative party regret the day they declared war on unions and collective bargaining. Next year we will gather again to celebrate the removal of the Harper government and the election of a new government that respects our rights and the rights of all Canadians."
Jack Oliveira, Business Manager for LiUNA OPDC (Ontario Provincial District Council) representing 75000 working LiUNA men and women reflected the efforts of LiUNA retirees who are the foundation of Canada's largest union. "LiUNA will fight all efforts by the Harper Government to destroy the legacy of our seniors, the men and women who are the foundation of what LiUNA has grown to become" stated Mr. Oliveira.
Yesterday was a day where working men and women marched in unity across Canada to reflect on the proud history of the Labour Movement. The march recognized the many achievements unions have made for working people, building a prosperous and secure future for all LiUNA members and their families.
SOURCE Government Liaison LiUNA