Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on Labour Day

For New Democrats Labour Day is much more than the last long-weekend of the summer.  It is a chance to remind ourselves of the sacrifices that generations of hard-working Ontarians made to ensure that Ontario’s workplaces are as fair and safe as possible. It was through the hard-fought struggles of working people in this province that we now have weekends, the 40-hour work week, parental leave, fair wages, workplace safety protections and benefits.

These struggles are not over, but rather an ongoing process. New Democrats believe that we must set our sights higher – for decent wages, safer workplaces, a dignified retirement and a fairer province in which we can all  prosper. 

This Labour Day, as we all enjoy the last long-weekend of the summer, New Democrats are proud to join with the Labour movement and working people in this province as we re-commit ourselves to working for a better, fairer, safer and more prosperous Ontario.

From shop floors to cottage porches and everything in between, Happy Labour Day from the Ontario NDP.