Edmontonians to march in honor of May Day, International Workers Day
Marchers will rally and take to the streets to defend the rights of workers and defend the rights of all
EDMONTON- On Tuesday May 1st Edmontonians will gather at 112th Street and 82nd Avenue, joining millions demonstrating internationally in defense of the rights of workers and the rights of all. Marchers will gather at 5:30 pm for a rally and will march at 6:00 pm to demonstrate their opposition to recent attacks on workers’ rights and cuts to social programs.
The march is being called by the May Day 2012 March Committee, a group formed to organize this event. The committee is calling on everyone to come out on May Day to stand as one with workers across Canada and in all countries who are fighting to defend their rights in their workplaces and in their communities. All unions and other community organizations are encouraged to attend and bring their flags or organizational banners.
The theme of this year’s march is “Defend the Rights of Workers! Defend the Rights of All!” The march and speakers at the rally will highlight recent resistance to attacks on the rights of workers to organize and strike in defense of their wages and working conditions. It will also demand an end to attacks on the rights of all in the form of privatization and deep cuts to public services and layoffs of thousands of public sector workers, and call for pensions, expanded public health care and education for all.
WHAT: May Day March
WHEN: Tuesday May 1 st , 2012 5:30 pm (March at 6:00pm)
WHERE: March begins from 112 th Street and 82 nd Avenue
MEDIA CONTACT: Merryn Edwards, phone: 780-910-1951