Labour Media release

Media Advisory: Rally for International Workers’ Day in Halifax

Facebook event:

Who: Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council, as well as other social movement allies

What/Where: Rally at 1505 Barrington St. Halifax

When: Wednesday, May 1st @ 3:30-4:30pm

Join us on International Workers’ Day to demand better working conditions and rights for all workers! We will gather in front of 1505 Barrington St, which houses the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

May Day was first established in commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Affair in Chicago. At that time, workers rallied in unprecedented numbers around demands that many today imagine as basic standards, like the 8-hour work day.

We come together on May Day to recognize the gains we’ve made through the labour movement and continue to push for much needed change. In particular, we demand that the 8-hour work day be respected, overtime pay for overtime hours, a $15 minimum wage, an end to wage theft and better legal protections for all workers now! We demand that migrant workers enjoy equal protections under Labour Standards legislation now.


Suzanne MacNeil

President, Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council