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PHOTOS: Labour Day celebrated in Bell Park

Celebration organized by the Sudbury and District Labour Council

It was a bit of a dreary day but Sudburians still headed to Bell Park in droves Sept. 4 to mark Labour Day.

The celebration was organized by the Sudbury and District Labour Council and featured speakers from the local labour movement as well music, games and food.

Labour Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September each year and is a national holiday in Canada.

It has been celebrated officially since the 1894 and marks the struggles of the labour movement which afforded workers the right to organize, unionise and collectively fight for workplace rights.

Sudbury's mining legacy has given rise to a storied local labour movement, and there is a history of battles between the workers and management of the two prominent mining concerns, today known as Vale and Glencore.


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