All for 9 and 9 for All

The 1872 Nine Hour Movement and Induction of the Trade Unions Act

All for 9 showcases the changing nature of work in the late 19th century, and the emerging activism of Canada’s various labour forces, including newspaper printers, railway workers, shipbuilders, metalworkers, carpenters, and general labourers in response to rapid industrialization. This commemorative project, announced on the 150th anniversary of the 1,500 “nine-hour pioneers” marching in the streets of Hamilton— better known as The Nine Hour Movement—honours the achievements made by Canada’s labour force towards improving work conditions across the country.

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