Black History Month

Black History Month

Every February, CUPE celebrates Black History Month (also known as African Heritage month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many union activists and community organizers of African descent who lead the fight for inclusive communities and workplaces.  This fight happens every day, as CUPE members bargain for more inclusive and equity-based language in our collective agreements, challenge racism in our governments,…

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National Aboriginal Day – June 21

National Aboriginal Day – June 21

CUPE National writes, “National Aboriginal Day is time to celebrate the vibrant and unique cultures of Indigenous peoples, as First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities graciously share their ceremonies, customs and heritage with us all. It is also a time for us to recommit ourselves to promoting truth and reconciliation” Some of the ways we can participate: Read the TRC Final Report and consider…

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We mourn the passing of activist Bob White

We mourn the passing of activist Bob White

“We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights.” — Larry Brown, National Union of Public and General Emplyees President Ottawa (21 Feb. 2017) — Canada’s unions are mourning the loss of a great and inspirational leader, former Canadian Labour Congress president Bob White, who has died at age 81. Bob White remembered as tough negotiator,…

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Black History Month – Celebrating Lives, Fighting for Justice

Black History Month – Celebrating Lives, Fighting for Justice

BURNABY—February is Black History Month. This year, community events and programmes feature outstanding films, artistic and historical exhibits, as well as new strategies for fighting anti-black racism.  CUPE National’s web coverage of Black History Month features a checklist on fighting racism. Here in B.C., the Vancouver International Film Festival will feature screenings of several films on black history, including the Vancouver premiere…

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