December 3, 2021 is the International Day of Persons Living with Disabilities. Unifor recognizes the important contributions of people of diverse abilities and remains committed to building a more inclusive, accessible world for all. The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on workers, but it has also shone light on the limitations of how work is arranged. There are opportunities to rethink and redesign how we work to increase participation of people with disabilities in the workplace, in union life and in leadership roles in workplaces and in unions.
This year, the UN designated theme “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world” speaks to the opportunity that awaits. Unifor will use that opening to create accessible, supportive work spaces in collective bargaining agreements and within the union environment.