To mark the August 1st Day of Emancipation, Unifor is holding a Day of Action for Racial Justice across Canada that includes workplace and online actions on July 31st. As part of the effort, Unifor has created and distributed t-shirts that read “2020 Civil Rights Movement. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
In order to make the day as successful as possible, Unifor leadership is encouraging members to share photos and videos of their actions and individual members wearing our t-shirts and participating in local and online events to social media platforms using the hashtag #Unifor4RacialJustice. As well, Unifor members are encouraged to share photos and videos with Unifor’s Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 31 Unifor members and locals plant to hold the following events where possible and take the following actions:
- Create message boards supporting racial justice
- Create social media posts using #Unifor4RacialJustice
- Share Unifor’s policy on Racial Justice
- Share the 6 steps to support racial justice shareable
As trade unionists, we must continue to work towards combating discrimination in all its forms. We must continue to organize, educate and take action in our workplaces and our communities.