UNE Human Rights Award

At the Union of National Employees much of what we do would not be possible without the tireless work of our many volunteers. That is why I am proud to take this opportunity to extend a sincere thanks to those members who have made a significant contribution through union activism. …

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International Migrants Day 

      By Shirley Torres The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 18 as International Migrant’s day in December 4, 2000. We dedicate the day to all the workers in the world who left their countries due to several reasons but mainly due to economic reasons. These workers were …

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Join the World Social Forum in August

Another world is needed: Together it is possible! The World Social Forum (WSF) is a gathering of civil society, including workers and trade unions to find collective solutions to common problems.  The first WSF took place in 2001 in Puerto Alegre, Brazil.  This year, the WSF will take place in …

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day

By: Shirley Torres Diversity, unity, solidarity, mosaic, community, society, harmony, togetherness, equality: These are only some of the many words that are parallel to multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is a blend of different languages, religion, race, colour, custom and tradition. Multiculturalism is the world. Canada is a world within the world. It …

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National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is on June 21. You are invited! Contributed by Ruby Langan, Genevieve Babineau and Sandra Ahenakew We are three Aboriginal peoples in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We each have our own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. National Aboriginal Day is …

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May 17- International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

By Sebastian Westerlund The international day against homophobia on May 17 highlights the impact of stigma on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. Raising awareness about the difficult realities facing this population is an essential part of providing inclusive and open-minded customer service. This day asks us to reflect on how certain policies and practices …

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