As Labour Day draws near, we're reminded of the significance this holiday holds in celebrating workers and their contributions. Yet, for many of us, it also marks the bittersweet end of summer – a time to savor one last BBQ or embark on a final boat trip.
Over the past 14 years, serving as the President of the Yukon Employees’ Union (YEU), I've witnessed the collective strength that defines us. We've embraced victories and met challenges head-on, growing together through our shared dedication.
While Labour Day is a recognition of the Labour movement's impact, it's also an occasion to reflect on the spirit of unity that guides us. As we prepare for the YEU Labour Day BBQ on September 4th at Shipyards Park from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, I will like to specially thank the volunteers who will be giving their time and energy. Your dedication embodies the essence of this day – coming together to support and uplift one another.
Labour Day is a reminder that our strength is in unity, and the BBQ Event symbolizes our shared values. Your presence, whether as an attendee or a volunteer, reinforces the sense of community we hold dear. Remember, our Yukon Employees’ Union journey mirrors this spirit; just as your involvement in meetings, committees, and community efforts shapes our progress.
As we slowly bid farewell to summer, let's also look ahead to the legacy we're building. The upcoming YEU Triennial Convention promises new leadership and perspectives, a testament to our commitment to continuous growth.
In closing, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for allowing me to be part of this incredible journey. The Yukon, its people, and the spirit of the Yukon Employees’ Union will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Wishing you a meaningful Labour Day and a wonderful summer's end.
Steve Geick, YEU President