Today we will all enjoy a day off from work and school but what does Labour day really mean? Well, it's celebrating workers, but also workers unions and their rights.

Monday the Public Service Union of Belize sent out a release praising workers saying, quote,"We can all be proud of what we have accomplished over the years both individually and collectively. But when people stand together they can make a change. The strength that comes from solidarity is a force that can make a real difference in workers lives. Labor standards, minimum wages, employee rights, have been hard fought by members of labor unions and are just some of the victories which have been won over time."

They also stressed the importance of Unions - saying, quote: "Labor Unions also a make difference in our communities and have social value."

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