A Thanksgiving message from First District International Vice President, Tom Reid:
Since the late 1500’s, a form of Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated on Canadian soil, but it has only been since January 31st, 1957, when Parliament declared the second Monday in October to be observed as “A day of general thanksgiving…”
Take pleasure in your Thanksgiving Day, and please remember the debt of thanks that we owe the workers who came before us that are the builders of our Labour Movement; it’s because of them that today we reap the benefits of their hard work through our collective bargaining agreements and the legislation they fought so hard to put in place.
Please have an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving long weekend; it is important to take the time to be with your family and friends and to put aside the stresses of your everyday work life, and give thanks for your blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
International Vice President
IBEW First District (Canada)