For Immediate Release
September 7, 2015
Statement by Mayor Crombie on Labour Day
The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie marking the celebration of Labour Day
“Today, Mississauga residents celebrate Labour Day with family and friends, unofficially marking the end of summer. As we celebrate today, it is important that we reflect upon the incredible sacrifice of the men and women of Canada’s labour movement and their historic struggle for workers’ rights – rights we often take for granted.
“For over 100 years we have had the privilege to mark Labour Day as a both a recognition and a celebration of the achievements of the struggle to achieve fair wages, standard working hours, a safe workplace, and most importantly, the rights of all workers.
“I hope you will join me in extending our sincerest thanks to the Canadian labour movement for their tireless work to give us the workplace we have all come to expect and enjoy and for all they have done to make our society and our economy stronger.
“As Mayor, I remain committed to ensuring that the City of Mississauga remains one of the top employers in Canada, respecting all employees by providing a safe and welcoming workplace. In the coming months, I will ask staff to bring forward a report to Council that will ensure that Mississauga is providing a safe workplace, is paying fair wages to all workers, and that we are procuring products and services with a mind to youth and apprentices, Aboriginal peoples, community benefits, and local jobs, among other requirements.
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga, I wish all residents a safe and happy Labour Day.”