A Big "Thanks" to Those Working Around the Clock this Holiday Season
Dec 22, 2017
It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us and a new year is just around the corner. One of my favourite things about this time of year are the inspiring stories of people helping others.
Some, like Connie Bazin of Local 911, really do go out of their way to help those less fortunate. She started a charity called Tags for Tots after hearing about a similar project in New York. The charity collects and donates gifts to schoolchildren in need. Although it’s the first year of the program, Connie has even bigger plans for next year.
Another thing I love about the holiday season is that it gives many families a break from their hectic daily schedules and allows us to spend some much-needed and cherished time with the ones we love. I’m grateful for the role the labour movement has played in allowing Canadians to find some balance in their work and personal lives. It’s important that we get the job done, but it’s also very important for us to be able to spend some time with those close to us during the holidays – a work life balance.
But we know that public services don’t take a break over the holiday season. While many of us are celebrating, MGEU members will be out there working around the clock to make sure that the services we rely on every day are there for Manitobans.
They’re working in our hospitals, our correctional facilities, and our care homes over the holiday season. They’re delivering emergency services, clearing our roads and keeping our children safe. And I would like to thank them for the wonderful job they do for the people of our province.
Whether you are working this holiday season or taking a much-deserved break, I salute all of our MGEU members for their commitment and service to the people of our province.
Have a very happy and healthy holiday season. Stay safe out there.