September 3rd, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

Building Trades organizes Labour Day convoy to thank workers and BC NDP government for keeping BC moving during COVID

DELTA – MAPLE RIDGE: BC Building Trades unions will mark Labour Day with a construction vehicle convoy through several Lower Mainland communities to show their appreciation to workers and the BC government for keeping workers safe and construction open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What: Labour Day Convoy

When: Monday, September 7th, 2020, 9:30 a.m. assembly | 10:00am departure

Where: The convoy will depart from the UA Hall, 1658 Foster’s Way, Delta. It will travel through New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and end at the IUOE Training Centre, 13401 256 St, Maple Ridge.

A map of the convoy route is here.

Visuals:

  • Over 20 construction and heavy equipment vehicles will line up along Foster’s Way. Photos can be taken at the assembly point in Delta or the end in Maple Ridge.
  • Vehicles will have labour day posters attached

Background: COVID-19 has prevented workers from holding traditional Labour Day gatherings. During these unprecedented times when workers are being asked to contribute so much to keep the province moving, BC Building Trades members wanted to honour that contribution with a tribute.

About the BC Building Trades Council
The voice of the unionized construction sector in British Columbia since 1967, the BC Building Trades Council comprises 25 affiliated trade unions chartered by 13 international unions.

For further information:
Doug Parton
Ironworkers Local 97
T: 604.317.6641