(506) 857-2125

On May 1st, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) joins unions across Canada and around the world to mark International Workers’ Day. It is a day to celebrate workers and the labour movement. A day to recognize our collective victories and our common struggles.

The ongoing affordability crisis continues to be a challenge for workers across New Brunswick and Canada. This crisis has been fueled by growing economic inequality made worse by global corporate giants who are squeezing workers’ wages while accumulating more wealth for their executives and shareholders. At the same time, our rights and quality of life are under increased attacks by right-wing governments: privatizing public services and limiting workers’ Charter-protected rights.

It comes as no surprise then to see a corresponding wave of labour actions take place in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. It is clear the labour momentum of the 2023 has carried forward into 2024 as workers reject sub-par offers and concessions from employers.

These bold labour actions have inspired more workers to look to join unions and have resulted in organizing campaigns. It is only by building working-class power and uniting our movements at a global level that we will effectively challenge the growing concentration of multinational corporate power and right-wing governments.

On May Day, let us continue to mobilize and organize in solidarity, fighting for peace and social and economic justice and build the better world all workers deserve.

For Information, contact:

Daniel Legere
President, NBFL
(506) 857-2125 / (506) 381-8969