This letter is to inform the residents of the mining communities, present and of the past, that we have sent a letter to the hardworking mayor and councillors of your town, to consider the naming and declaring the day of May 1st, as the Day of the Miner.
Hopefully, this collective declaration – for all the mining communities – will happen in unison in the three western provinces of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
This is the long-standing day, celebrated worldwide as the day of the “the working man.”
Hopefully, it is within the purview of your local administration to agree to this protocol, to honour these hard working pioneers, who contributed so much to the betterment of societies’ working conditions.
They fought hard to establish the eight hour day, the workman’s compensation act, and better working conditions, etc. We are all enjoying these hard fought benefits today.
Frank J. Toth,