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May Day 2021 – Organizing to get results

May Day Greetings Worker’s Centre of CPC(M-L)

The Workers’ Centre of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) wishes everyone a very happy May Day. Across the country and all over the world, workers are getting together to highlight their own struggles and demands, take stock of the situation they face and how things stand, and make pledges of what they want to achieve in the coming year. Continue reading

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May Day, 2021. Two Worlds in Combat

By HARDIAL BAINS

There are two worlds in combat today. One is the world of the bourgeoisie, counter-revolution, retrogression and the anti-social offensive. This world of reaction and war tramples underfoot the right of the peoples of the world to chose their own system. There is another world, the world of the working class and all progressive humanity, the world of revolution and the opening of the door for the progress of society. This is the world of pro-social programs, the world of unity and struggle of the peoples of all lands. Continue reading

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Another defining moment

Workers’ Forum, May 1, 2020

Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past  – Karl Marx 

May Day 2020 is being marked all over the world under conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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May Day Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May Day Virtual Workers’ Forums

Our Security Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All

Forum in French
Friday, May 1 — 7:00 pm
Forum in English
Sunday, May 3 — 2:00-4:00 pm EDT

On the occasion of May Day 2020, under the conditions of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Workers’ Centre of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is organizing several video meetings to provide workers who are on the front lines of fighting for their rights and the rights of all with a Workers’ Forum to share their stories and exchange experiences.

All those who want to be included in the video-consultations please inform: workerscentre@cpcml.ca or centreouvrier@cpcml.ca. Continue reading

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May Day in conditions of the pandemic

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

On the occasion of May Day 2020 during conditions of a worldwide pandemic, the Workers’ Centre of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is organizing a series of video-meetings with workers representing different sectors of the economy to exchange opinions on matters of concern. Everyone who wants to join will be given the opportunity to register beforehand and identify the economic sector where they work or have worked. Continue reading

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This Day. A Reflection on the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax ‘Big Strike’ of 1919

Militant tradition of workers’ struggles in the Atlantic Provinces

May First, international working class day, marked the 100th anniversary of the Halifax General Strike of 1919. Events in Halifax in 1919 and after must be seen within the context of both regional, national and international developments and working-class activity. Between 1916 and 1925 the Maritimes experienced unparalleled levels of strike activity. Significantly this upsurge was not confined to the coal mining communities of the region. Economic militancy often translated into political action. Miners in industrial Cape Breton, Cumberland and Pictou counties, steelworkers in Sydney, and industrial workers in Halifax, gypsum workers in Hants County in the Annapolis Valley, and workers in Amherst, New Glasgow and Saint John participated in the upsurge of radicalism seen across the country. In March 1919 a “great mass meeting” in Sydney endorsed a resolution by Nova Scotia Federation of Labour organizer Clifford C. Dane of Pictou for a strike of all Nova Scotia workers if the provincial government failed to enact legislation for an eight-hour day. [1]

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May Day 2019: Workers must strengthen the work to advance their own demands

May Day 2019 – Day of Working Class Unity and Struggle in Defence of the Rights of All

– Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) –

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Montreal, May 1, 2018.

Hail May Day! International day of working class unity and affirmation of the struggle for its rights, claims and emancipation!

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) sends its militant May Day greetings to the workers of Canada, Quebec and around the world. The working class is showing in deeds its mettle and maturity in the battle for its rights, claims and emancipation. Working people are striving for their own empowerment in economic and political affairs. Workers are speaking out in defence of what belongs to them by right and increasingly using their own organized means of communication to express their views and opinions. Continue reading

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May Day 2019: Actions across Canada

All events May 1 unless otherwise noted

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May Day – Philippines

May Day rally in Cebu, 2017 | Tony Seed (Click to enlarge)

Every May 1, thousands of Filipino labourers come together across the country and fill the streets with a familiar rallying cry: “Mabuhay ang manggagawang Pilipino!” (Long live the Filipino worker!). The goal of the demonstrations is to bring to the forefront issues such as fair remuneration and labour export policies as well as such demands as to end U.S. military bases and domination.  Continue reading

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1 de Maig – Catalunya

FotoCCOO de Catalunya celebrarà aquest 1 de Maig amb el lema Ara ens toca a nosaltres! + igualtat, + ocupació, + salaris, + pensions

Les manifestacions previstes són:

Barcelona, 11.30 h. Ronda Sant Pere / Passeig de Gràcia.
Girona, 12.00 h. Plaça de la Independència
Lleida, 12.00 h. Plaça del Treball
Tarragona, 12.00 h. Plaça Imperial Tàrraco
Tortosa, 12.00 h. Plaça del Carrilet
Blanes, 18.30 h. Passeig de Dintre, 29 (davant de l’Ajuntament)
Igualada, 12.00 h. Passeig Verdaguer, cantonada amb Carrer Sant Magí

Feu clic per veure
– el cartell de CCOO de Catalunya per a l’1 de Maig
– el cartell conjunt de CCOO de Catalunya i UGT per a l’1 de Maig
– el manifest de l’1 de Maig: Ara ens toca a nosaltres: IGUALTAT, millor OCUPACIÓ, SALARIS més alts i PENSIONS dignes
– el programa d’actes del Maig de la Cultura i el Treball
– la notícia ‘Roda de premsa conjunta de presentació de les mobilitzacions del Primer de Maig de 2018’ (25-4-2018)

Source: CCOO

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May Day – Halifax

Halifax May Day, 2012

MAY 1 – International Workers’ Day rally and march
Public · Hosted by Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council
Tuesday at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Halifax Grand Parade, Barrington St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 1 is the international day of celebrating the working class struggle for a better world.
The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council invites everyone who is a friend of this struggle to come rally at Grand Parade Square in front of city hall at 5:00pm. We will march at approx. 6:00-6:30pm. A reception will be hosted by the Mayworks Festival at the Bus Stop Theatre at 6:30pm.

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 Dave Shaw (25 April at 20:09):  May 1st! friends and allies, hope to see you there, great to see the Labour Council take this day on, as it normally is THE day of recognition of labour internationally. Years ago we met with resistance when we attempted to forge ahead with this very special day for a MAYDAY rally. People like Tony SeedAaron Doncaster Allan Bezanson Ivy Shaw Jeff Callahan, Toni MacAfee Charles Spurr and others were part of the loyal small contingent we were able to pull together years ago. Bravo that Labour is recognizing this day again in Halifax .

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All Out to Build the New!

International Day of Working Class Unity and Struggle

As workers all over the planet prepare to mark May Day 2018, contingents of the international working class reflect on their situation and their demands. In Cuba, the working people will celebrate their people’s power and pledge to take further measures to consolidate their socialist economy. In the capitalist world workers know from direct experience that the problems they face at work and generally in their lives and society are connected with the unresolved problem that political power is in the hands of alien class interests. To solve those recurring problems the working class must take collective action to sort out the question of Who Decides? Continue reading

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Photo Review – May Day 2017: Workers celebrate their achievements and set their direction for the coming year

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Across Canada and Quebec
• Workers Celebrate Their Achievements and Set Their Direction for the Coming Year
United States
• Revitalized May Day Actions Defend Immigrant Rights and the Rights of All
Around the World
• Militant Affirmation of Rights and Sovereignty Continue reading

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Photo Review: Achievements of workers’ movement over the past year

TML Weekly is publishing on the occasion of May Day 2017 a photo review highlighting the struggles of the working people of Canada and Quebec since May Day 2016. May Day is a time to carry out summation of the achievements of the workers’ movement in the past year and set goals for what it seeks to achieve in the coming year.

The review highlights some of the many organized actions of the workers in Canada and Quebec over the past year to defend their rights and turn the situation around in their favour. The actions of the workers and people to affirm their rights and the rights and well-being of all are a vivid reminder of why the task of nation-building falls on the workers today. Continue reading

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May Day Salute to the Workers of All Lands!

All Out for May Day 2017!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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May Day 2016: Photos from Canada and around the world

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Halifax


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Photo Review. May 1, 2015 – May 1, 2016

Manufacturing Yes! Nation-Wrecking No!



Successful Hamilton Day of Action, organized by steelworkers January 30, 2016, demands governments uphold the law and defend public right. Continue reading

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Day of working class unity and struggle in defence of the rights of all!

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  • Statement of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)
  • A Time to Think About Concrete Solutions to the Problems the Workers Face – Peggy Askin
  • The Neo-liberal Ideological and Institutional Basis for the Negation of Workers’ Rights – Pierre Chénier

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) sends militant revolutionary greetings to all the working people across the country on the occasion of May Day 2016 as well as to the workers in all countries demonstrating on this day. May Day is always a time to think about the struggles the workers have waged in the past year and continue to wage in defence of their rights and the rights of all. It is a time to raise the demands of the workers’ movement and accept the challenges the workers face in the coming year. Continue reading

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All Out for May Day 2016 — International Day of Working Class Unity and Struggle

Calendar of events across Canada. All dates May 1 unless otherwise noted. Continue reading

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May Day 2015: All out for people’s empowerment! All out to defeat Harper in 2015!

May First, Day of International Working Class Solidarity and Struggle

Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) – PDF

On this important occasion of May First — the Day of International Working Class Unity and Struggle, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) sends its revolutionary greetings to the workers and oppressed people of all lands who are fighting for their rights and in particular the right to chart their own destiny without imperialist interference.

CPC(M-L) salutes the working people in Canada and Quebec and the Indigenous nations for their courageous and determined fight for their rights and resistance to nation-wrecking and the anti-social austerity agenda. Through their spirited and unrelenting actions, workers are standing against the destruction of the country’s manufacturing base, public services and social infrastructure, and the attacks on workers’ rights, wages, benefits and pensions. Continue reading

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Halifax May Day 2015: ‘Who decides? We decide’ remains the order of the day

May Day march in Halifax (Click to enlarge)

Halifax May Day 2012 (Click to enlarge)

Letter of Tony Seed and Aaron Doncaster*

Heartfelt greetings and congratulations to everyone for making Halifax May Day 2015 take place! Although we are both absent from Nova Scotia, we are so much with you in spirit. Continue reading

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All Out for May Day 2015 – International Day of Working Class Solidarity

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May Day 2014: Worldwide actions vigorously affirm rights and reject neo-liberal agenda and war

May 1, Havana, Cuba | AFPphoto ADALBERTO ROQUE

May 1, Havana, Cuba | AFPphoto ADALBERTO ROQUE

All over the world, workers and oppressed peoples vigorously participated in May Day, the international day of working class unity and struggle. Continue reading

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Photo review of May Day 2014 – Vibrant actions across Canada

Actions across Canada celebrated May Day 2014 in the spirit of fighting unity and determination to stop the nation-wrecking of the Harper government and governments at all levels and defeat the austerity agendas being imposed on workers across the country.


More than 5,000 people took part in the evening demonstration under the banner “Fight Back against Austerity Measures.” May Day in Quebec took place three weeks after the April 7 general election in which the forces of the federal establishment manoeuvred to elect a Liberal majority government. These forces now claim that Quebeckers “rejected sovereignty” and “chose the economy” and that “economy” is equal to the austerity agenda. The May Day action rejected this agenda and reflected the determination of the workers to block it. ….

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May Day: All out for people’s empowerment! The working class must take the lead

The Workers’ Centre of CPC(M-L) on the occasion of May Day 2014, salutes the Canadian and Quebec working class for its courageous and determined resistance to nation-wrecking and the anti-social austerity agenda. With more and more organized and concerted actions, workers are rising to block the wrecking of the country’s industrial base, public services and social infrastructure, and to stem the attacks on workers’ rights, wages, benefits and pensions.

The neo-liberal wrecking of everything in the public realm has spurred the people to action. With heightened conviction, the working class is formulating and putting forward a pro-social alternative, which is drawing broader sections of the Canadian people into action. Farmers demand the re-establishment of the Canadian Wheat Board’s public monopoly on grain marketing and an end to the dismantling of public supply management systems. Scientists, doctors, technical experts and others are standing up for pro-social positions. First Nations forcefully claim the recognition of their sovereignty and right to a say and control over the way Mother Earth is treated and her bounty distributed. Continue reading

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May Day 2014 underway across the world

Fireworks explode near protesters during a May Day demonstration in Istanbul May 1, 2014 (Reuters / Umit Bektas)

Fireworks explode near protesters during a May Day demonstration in Istanbul May 1, 2014 (Reuters / Umit Bektas)

Millions of workers and oppressed people are rallying around the globe to celebrate May Day, the largest labour holiday in the world, by bringing forward their demands to the entire society. Amid heavy police presence, many are gathering to protest against the harsh anri-social austerity agenda that has seen many Europeans mired in poverty and need. The neo-liberal wrecking of everything in the public realm has spurred the people to action. Continue reading

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All Out for May Day 2014!


(All dates May 1 unless otherwise noted)
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Halifax May Day 2013

Halifax May Day 2013

AS ACROSS Canada and around the world, MAY DAY 2013, the international day of working class unity and struggle, was celebrated in Halifax with the 7th annual rally and march, beginning at 5:00 pm at Grand Parade. In a province where a social democratic government upholds monopoly right and abdicates its social responsibility to uphold public right, workers’ slogans and demands held the federal and provincial governments and monopolies to account. Continue reading

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May Day 2013

All Out to Empower the Working Class and People! Workers and Oppressed Peoples of All Countries, Unite!

– Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) –

030323-TorontoOntarioDefeatHarrisAntiSocialOffensive-02-crop2On the occasion of May Day 2013, the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) salutes the Canadian and international working class. We greet all those who have raised their voices in defence of the rights of all; all those who have organized themselves into a force to defend their individual and collective interests and the general interests of society; all those who are resisting as best they can the onslaught of the anti-social offensive.

May First is an occasion to sum up the experience of class struggle in the context of the concrete conditions. This keeps workers’ thinking ever fresh, sharp and capable of finding a way forward. Continue reading

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All Out for May Day 2013! – International Day of Working Class Unity and Struggle

Halifax May Day, 2012

Halifax May Day, 2012

OUR warmest revolutionary May Day greetings on this day of unity in struggle – the day of affirming people’s rights, to assert their own course of development. There is an alternative!

For a complete calendar of May Day events across Canada, visit http://www.cpcml.ca/Calendar/130426-MayDayEventsDR3.html

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