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Labour Day in Halifax

by Steve Caines

On the street by the Pavilion
Gathering crowd
Proud to be union
Before the march
Preparing to launch
Probably just under 1000 people attended.
Getting ready to go
Freedom 35
Free food at the BBQ
Another shot of the crowd
Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union
People of all ages in attendance
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the US and Canada
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Amalgamated Transit Union
"We still need to change the world". That's not Santa kids.
Hard to read, but it said: "Capitalism is not working for workers". This was being given out by the Halifax-Dartmouth Labour Council
Sheet Metal Workers Association
Premier Dexter shaking hands
Young New Democrats
Walking around the Commons
Marching
Kyle Buott addressing the crowd
Premier Dexter walking a fine line

A recession-quality camera did not make for the best slide show of photos here, but it captures the days events OK.

Just under 1000 people attended this year's September 7th Labour Day March around the Commons.

The march began at 11am, ending around 11:30am and was followed by several speakers including Premier Darrell Dexter, Rick Clark, Megan Leslie, Kyle Buott, Karen Ray, Jackie Barkhouse and Phil Brown.

Premier Dexter announced that there are two increases in the minimum wage scheduled in the coming year.

"Labour Day is a day for relaxation, but it is also a time for organizing, contributing to your community, and helping to make a better world possible". Megan Leslie

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