Labour Day

first_imgOn Monday, Sept. 1, Nova Scotians will join all of Canada inrecognizing working people, and the strength of Canada’s workforce. “Labour Day has been an important day for Canadians since it wasestablished as a national holiday in 1894,” said Premier JohnHamm. “It’s important for us to remember that it means much morethan the last long weekend of summer. It’s a day on which we needto reflect on the importance of partnerships and sharedresponsibility in the workplace.” Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash said that positive,co-operative relations between workers and management are vitalto safety, productivity and job satisfaction. “My experience as an occupational health and safety professionalhas taught me that when there is a shared vision for safety andjob satisfaction, the workplace is inevitably more productive.The Department of Environment and Labour will continue to workwith employers and employees to make sure we have healthy, safeand productive workplaces.” The minister said that Nova Scotia’s work force can compete withwork forces anywhere else in the world. “We should take pride in that, as we mark Labour Day. We shouldcelebrate our work force as being educated, flexible, motivatedand well able to meet the requirements of the modern workplace.”last_img

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