SACHA had a fabulous time at this year’s Labour Day Parade organized by the Hamilton and District Labour Council.
Check out the Statement on Labour Day 2013 on HDLC’s Facebook page.
Workers in Hamilton have a proud history of struggle and resistance. By fighting for the 9-hour day, and the right to organize unions, and a fair and secure social safety net for all, Hamilton’s workers have contributed mightily to the growth and prosperity of the city. Even as the economy changes, there remains a “pink and blue collar” ethos here that values equality, social justice, and the dignity of every human being.
SACHA volunteers, staff and allies braved the rain at the beginning of the march which turned into a beautiful summer day. We were proud to march with our allies and supporter from Public Service Alliance Canada.
Unfortunately, the heavy rain before the march left meant that we were not able to bring along the giant Mr. Moneybags puppet that Melanie Skene had made. We will bring it next year!
SACHA folks were out with TBTN flyers and the SACHA banner. Hamilton’s yet unnamed radical samba-inspired drumming squad (also inspired by Rhythms of Resistance Toronto) came out to march with SACHA in their first public performance! It was absolutely amazing to have awesome live music to dance to the entire march!
Public Service Alliance Canada members from Hamilton/Burlington showed their support for Take Back the Night Hamilton!
A big thank you to Hamilton and District Labour Council and Public Service Alliance Canada. We had a fabulous day and we’ll see you at Take Back the Night!