Instead of enjoying the Labour Day holiday, hundreds of protestors spent their day marching the streets of downtown Montreal under the scorching sun.
Despite the heat wave, sunburnt arms held up signs demanding better wages, a reform to capitalism, and a common front between all unions.
Over 15 different organizations came together to plan the protest, including Concordia University’s CREW-CSN and the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ). During this fourth rendition of the Labour Day protest, the chants were clearer than ever: “our living conditions before profit,” and “capitalism is exploitation”. Horns, cheers and noisemakers added to the angry cacophony as the crowd made its way down to Place Canada.
Protestors were invited to attend the next Labour Protest on Sept. 23.