Labour Day Celebrations Set for Downtown P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – Labour organizations in Prince George will be celebrating Labour Day today in the downtown core. The celebrations start at 11 at the Veterans Plaza in front of Prince George City Hall. (click here for the full schedule)
BC’s Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Development, Shirley Bond sends along a message of thanks. “First of all it’s a message of gratitude to the working men and women in British Columbia who have built this incredible Province” says Minister Bond. “Government’s have a role to play, but its the men and women who, everyday, go out to make British Columbia the place that it is. It’s the reason why our economy is leading the country, it’s the reason why we have 2.3 million people working in British Columbia and it’s also about trying to create more respectful relationships between Government and organized labour. I have been very honoured to work constructively ( with labour), we have agreed to disagree at times, but I never lack appreciation for the gains that have been made when it comes to safer workplaces, when it comes to fairer treatment in the workplace, efforts on behalf of women in particular and under represented groups. The labour movement has been a critical player in assuring those changes that have been necessary have been made. I know they would remind me there is more work to be done, and I’m always open to that discussion.”