The labour movement fights for healthy and safe workplaces, decent wages and hours of work, fairness at work, and dignity in retirement. In doing so, unions play an important role, not only in improving our own wages and working conditions, but in raising the standards for all Canadian workers. It’s through our advocacy that we now have legislation governing things like minimum wage, overtime, and minimum vacation requirements. Unions also play an active role in our local and global communities. Through coalitions, partnerships, and financial contributions, the labour movement supports community initiatives, social justice actions and human rights.