On this Labour Day, first and foremost I wish to thank each and every member of the OPP Association for the tireless and often thankless work you do each and every day to serve and protect the people of Ontario. As our rallying cry states, “Our Members Are Our Focus and Our Strength”. Your dedication and personal sacrifice that you and your loved ones make for our safety is valued and appreciated. Special thank you to our members who are working, and away from their loved ones today.
Today we are reminded of the origins of this holiday. Labour Day has been a statutory holiday in Canada since 1894. It celebrates the accomplishments of the labour movement and the benefits of having a union at work. Click here to read more about “The First Labour Day”
As we celebrate Labour Day 2021 in this ever changing and unpredictable pandemic environment, I wish to you and yours on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the OPP Association a successful start to the new school year, and wish you all a safe and prosperous fall season.