Labour Day in Canada is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It celebrates workers’ rights to campaign for better working conditions or pay.

The Kamloops & District Labour Council represents approximately 13,000 unionized workers from many different types of unions in the Kamloops area covering Merritt to Valemount and Chase to Lillooet.

We usually sponsor a Labour Day Picnic to celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of unions.

This year is a little different. In order to keep people as safe as possible, the Kamloops & District Labour Council Annual Labour Day Picnic for 2020 has moved online.

Kids, families, and individuals are invited to participate in our Labour Day Scavenger Hunt and take our Canadian Labour Quiz to be entered into a random draw using the Wheel of Labour.

Celebrate Labour Day with Canada’s unions
Tune in to our page on Labour Day Monday, September 7, 2020 at 10 AM PDT – 10:30 AM PDT to help us launch our new campaign.
Featuring: a message from the President, and special tributes and stories from workers about their experiences.
Register for the Event

Labour Day 2020 Video Messages


Labour Day message: fighting for a just recovery

The past six months have revealed just how indispensable our public services are. And this year, as we approach Labour Day, Canadians have an even deeper appreciation of the value and importance of the services our members provide in communities all across the country.

From our health care workers who looked after the sick, to the social workers and EMS workers who looked after the vulnerable, to the municipal workers who kept our taps running and our communities clean and safe, to the transit workers who got essential workers to work on time, to the education workers who found new ways to support their students, we want to salute and thank you and all of our CUPE members across Canada who have done their part in the fight against…more

Labour Day 2020 Prizes and Activities

View PrizesView all of the exciting prizes that will be awarded randomly on labour day to those that participate in our Labour Day 2020 Scavenger Hunt and Labour Day 2020 Quiz.
Labour QuizTake our Canadian Labour Quiz and learn a few things about labour in Canada.
Scavenger HuntGet ready for some fun. Take photos around Kamloops and highlight local businesses and locations.
Make sure you enter before 6:00 pm today

Photographs From Past Labour Day Picnics