CUPE condemns anti-Asian racism

Since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in China, Asian Canadian communities have experienced an increase in racist threats, slurs and physical violence. A new report by the Chinese Canadian National Council documents over 1,000 racist incidents directed at members of the Asian community in Canada over the past year. The intensification of anti-Asian discrimination is not limited to Canada. In…

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21

Every year on March 21, CUPE marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. And every day, CUPE members across the country continue to confront ongoing racism in our union, communities and workplaces, including racial profiling and criminalization, Islamophobia, lack of employment and education opportunities, inadequate health care, precarious work, unequal access to public services, environmental racism and lack of basic human…

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Women’s Labour History

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day of recognition celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. In the United States the entire month of March is dedicated to Women’s History, while in Canada women’s history is recognized in October.

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Black History Month February

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and highlight the best of Black History and culture, and to honour the ancestors and upcoming leaders of Black communities, their accomplishments and their continued fight for liberation. CUPE link. Canada’s unions mark Black History Month by calling for racial justice in pandemic response and recovery. CLC link.

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