Labour Day is a time to celebrate and honour the achievements that organized labour has made on behalf of all workers.Unions are responsible for the formation of Labour Day through political action in support of striking workers from the Toronto Typographical Union in 1872. Through direct action and lobbying Members of Parliament, Labour Day became officially recognized in Canada in 1894.Over a century has past and we continue to mark this historic day with marches and community events all across the country.
People should not live in fear or be tormented for who they love or how they express themselves. Our Union and the entire Labour movement has fought for decades to extend equality protections for our members and every person in society.Pride offers a safe space to express gender and sexual diversity for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans (GLBT) communities. It also acts as a political statement, which allows allies to join their GLBT Brothers and Sisters and take a stand against discrimination and oppression.
The Veterans Affairs office in Prince George has already been shut down and the Conservative government says that by February 2014, offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon and Kelowna will be closing their doors to veterans too. These offices provide valuable support and services to traditional and younger veterans - including those with serious physical and mental health issues, who depend on for face-to-face frontline help. In Ontario, the veterans in Thunder Bay will now have to
PSAC Ontario Region has completed all 11 of the scheduled Regional Leadership meetings in our province.
These meetings were part of our We are ALL Affected campaign and over 250 Local activists took part.
We are now entering the second phase of our campaign and are asking the leaders who took part in the Regional Leadership meetings to become or identify one or more activists within their Locals who will be trained as “Campaigners” to promote and defend our union rights.
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