For Immediate Release

August 30th, 2019

NB NDP Issues Statement of Support for Labour Day in New Brunswick

Party Leader expected to participate in several events

Fredericton, NB, CANADA- The New Brunswick NDP issued a statement supporting Labour Day ahead of the statutory holiday on September 2nd. The NDP and unionized workers have historically been strong allies, and the NDP recognizes and is proud of the active Labour movement in the province. Many unionized groups in New Brunswick have actively campaigned against discrimination and harassment in their workplaces, a position for which the NDP offers unconditional support. In an era where minority groups in other countries are subjected to increased acts of harassment, discrimination, and outright hatred, the NDP is proud to live in a province where all persons are treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity, regardless of sexual orientation and identity. Leader Mackenzie Thomason is expected to participate in Labour activities around the province. He said that New Brunswick unions have made tremendous gains in workplaces across the province, which have benefitted all New Brunswickers, including non-unionized work environments.

Pay equity, workplace safety, employee rights and benefits, and many Labour Laws are a direct result of union workers striving to improve the lives of their fellow union members, which benefit employees and employers alike. A strong, cooperative, and engaged union in the workplace often reflect the value employers place on their employees. By working together, labour and management can often work to resolve their differences amicably, without impacting clients, customers, or productivity- all of which contributes to higher profitability.

“I hope all New Brunswickers have the opportunity to join some of the activities this Monday. The Labour movement in New Brunswick has a proud history, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Labour Unions in New Brunswick for their contributions to our workplaces, economy, and charitable organizations” said Thomason.


William Blanchette

Executive Director of New Brunswick’s NDP

924 Prospect St, Suite 104

Fredericton, NB, E3B 2T9

Tel: (506) 458-5828