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article imageMay Day highlights labour issues in Alberta Special

By Paula Kirman     May 2, 2014 in World
Edmonton - The annual May Day march in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada addressed some specific issues of concern to workers' rights in the province.
This year's march was organized by a number of unions. The march began at the Alberta Legislature and made its way down Jasper Avenue to Grant Notley Park. Speeches at both ends of the march highlighted various issues of current concern in the local labour movement, particularly the exploitation of foreign workers and attacks on pensions by the Conservative government.
Slogans such as "If they are good enough to work, they are good enough to stay"; "Whose streets? Our streets! Who decides? We decide!"; and "Workers' pensions under attack - what do we do? Stand up, fight back!" permeated the streets as police officers escorted the marchers. The event remained peaceful and was followed by a social in a nearby community league hall.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
May Day 2014 in Edmonton.
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