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Workers on Labour Day

'Capitalism isn't working for Workers', but workers are rallying for change.

by Melissa Albiani

Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council attracted a huge crowd for their annual march, rally, and BBQ at the South Commons in Halifax.
Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council attracted a huge crowd for their annual march, rally, and BBQ at the South Commons in Halifax.
Megan Leslie spoke about Jack Layton, and how the NDP defended Postal Workers during the recent Lockout
Megan Leslie spoke about Jack Layton, and how the NDP defended Postal Workers during the recent Lockout
Perfect afternoon in the Commons, after a labour march starting at Victoria Park.
Perfect afternoon in the Commons, after a labour march starting at Victoria Park.
Students want quality jobs too.  Rebecca Rose from the Canadian Federation of Students led a chant to bring out the protest spirit.
Students want quality jobs too. Rebecca Rose from the Canadian Federation of Students led a chant to bring out the protest spirit.
Darrel Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia made his speech with mixed reviews from the crowd, some applause, some boos.
Darrel Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia made his speech with mixed reviews from the crowd, some applause, some boos.
Labour Council Kyle Buott, with Street Feat writer Judy Deal
Labour Council Kyle Buott, with Street Feat writer Judy Deal
Members of the Tom Fun Orchestra played Cape Breton labour and protest 'oldies'
Members of the Tom Fun Orchestra played Cape Breton labour and protest 'oldies'
Mary Kelly, from Ireland, enjoying the celebration.
Mary Kelly, from Ireland, enjoying the celebration.
The lineup for the BBQ crossed the Commons
The lineup for the BBQ crossed the Commons
Kids were entertained with a King Kong bouncing palace, and cotton candy.
Kids were entertained with a King Kong bouncing palace, and cotton candy.

The September 5th 2011 Labour Day march, rally and BBQ brought hundreds of people throughout the day to the South Commons in Halifax.  The annual event is organized by the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council. 

After the march from Victoria Park to the Commons, all ages stayed for speeches by Megan Leslie, Darrell Dexter, Kyle Buott, and Rick Clarke.

'Capitalism isn't working for workers' T-shirts were modeled by many people at the event, as well as pins 'Keep Water Public'.

Listen to excerpts from the speeches and music!

For full speeches, email meliziani@gmail.com

Apologies for not including Megan Leslie's speech, it was lost to the digital world.

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Hey labor day is celebrated

Hey labor day is celebrated here on May 1st,i thought it is the same for everywhere .is it celebrated on Sep 5th at your place or it was just a symbolic march. Here we have teacher's day on Sep 5th. Anyways good creative skill and speeches given by worker in this march

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