September 3, 2018
Labour Day 2018
The Dignity of the Working Class Is Found
in Its Defence of the Rights of All
CPC(M-L) greets the workers on this Labour Day which they
mark with much on their minds. The future of the society and its
security lie in the workers leading the fight in defence of the rights
Day more than ever before, it can be seen that the dignity of the
working class is at stake. Due to the severe crisis in which the
democracy is mired, the workers are systematically deprived of wages
commensurate with the work they perform, conditions which guarantee
their health and safety at work, and secure pensions. They are also
deprived of effective means to affirm their rights.
form the cartel party system, have never been
so desperate to keep themselves afloat by seizing all the human and
material resources which belong to the people. Their cut-throat
competition for riches and power is such that they spend their lives
attacking each other and talking gibberish to the people about how
their sell-out is in the national interest and for the good of the
seized dominant positions throughout the economy and
state, and are using their power to favour their narrow private
interests against the working class and all others. Within the economy
and society, working people are challenged to develop new methods of
struggle to defend their rights.
Working people of BC and Alberta, alongside Indigenous peoples,
demand a say and control
over how resources are developed. Top: demonstration against
Kinder Morgan buyout in Vancouver, August 24, 2018. Bottom: actions in
Alberta against the pipeline and for a new
direction for the economy.
direction of the economy and future of society. At present, the
anti-social offensive appears as the concentration of power in the
hands of the global oligopolies of the financial oligarchy. Their
supranational arrangements are designed to place at their disposal for
use in their private empire-building the natural resources and means of
production of the nation and all the social wealth workers produce.
Steelworkers, Hamilton, Labour Day 2017.
to reform the political process which the ruling class is
manoeuvring to defeat. Subjecting Canada to U.S. Homeland Security and
crushing the organized resistance of workers and their unions is in the
forefront of the attack of the oligopolies on nation-building and
society. The financial oligarchy knows full well that an organized and
conscious working class is the greatest defender of the rights and
well-being of all and the general interests of nation-building and
society, which is why they target the workers and their organizations
This is why the workers are also stepping up their
opposition to laws
and arrangements which trample their rights in the mud. When the
oligopolies want something, they demand the state institutions and
political representatives pass laws and regulations in the service of
their private interests. Only the struggle of the workers for justice,
human dignity and the rights of all stands between the people and
intensified impoverishment, enslavement and war, all carried out under
alternating banners of prosperity, freedom, human rights and democracy
for the few.
Nova Scotia public sector workers oppose legislation attacking their
right to negotiate terms of work with the government, September 21,
Across the country, workers in manufacturing, mining,
transportation, health care, education and throughout the public and
private services sectors, including casinos, as well as those
representing injured workers and seniors, have shown tremendous
determination to defend their rights and honour.
Workers in the transportation sector defend their rights. Top: Pearson
International Airport, Mississauga, September 3, 2017. Bottom: Quebec
truckers in Rimouski, Quebec, participate
in day of action, May 14, 2018.
Quebec crane operators and other workers in the
have stood up and met with determination the arrogance of the
construction oligarchs and their political and media flunkies.
Construction workers refuse to have their honour besmirched and dragged
in the mud of media slanders and backward legislation that criminalize
their right to an organized say over their conditions of work.
Montreal crane operators oppose unsafe changes to training
May 5, 2018.
Salt miners in Goderich, Ontario stood tall along with
to blockade scab mercenaries from entering their mine during a recent
strike. With their action they forced the U.S. oligarchs to negotiate
and come to an agreement.
Striking Goderich salt miners prevent scabs from entering plant and
force company to return to bargaining table and back off on
concessions. Photo above shows rally July 14, 2018.
Over one thousand aluminum smelter workers in
continue to activate their forces in opposition to a lockout that has
lasted more than half a year. The workers have taken their battle
throughout North America explaining how the global oligarchs are
manipulating the aluminum sector to serve their private interests and
destroy what workers have built. The Rio Tinto and Alcoa oligarchs in
collusion with governments in power are stealing not only the social
wealth workers produce but wrecking any prospects for nation-building.
Locked-out aluminum workers in Bécancour, Quebec receive broad
for their just stands
in defence of their rights. Photo above from solidarity rally, March
This Labour Day let workers pledge to step up their
resistance in defence of the rights and dignity of all. Stop the
oligarchs from expropriating the country's social wealth to get richer
while depriving the working people of any say or control over the
economy and the social product they produce.
Stop Paying the Rich!
Increase Investments in Social Programs!
Canada a Zone for Peace!
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