On to Ottawa Trek
In the spring of 1935 the Relief Camp Workers' Union went on strike. Filling the streets of Vancouver, shouting "Work and wages!" and "When do we eat?", they demanded
real work and pay, better food, clothing and shelter, and an end to military discipline. They were also trying to negotiate an unemployment insurance scheme, and observance of worker's
They demonstrated, paraded, held picnics and public meetings, and raised money with "Tag Days". Occupying the Carnegie Museum for one day, they negotiated a few day's relief,
which ended the occupation. Public support was overwhelming for "our boys"
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