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Aboriginal and Worker of Colour Conference in Port Elgin

06/03/2016

Jun 3, 2016 - 7:00 PM to Jun 5, 2016 - 11:30  As per our membership we are sending two sisters Rosy Tikaprasad from our Bombardier unit and Ushany Christopher from Reman Cat unit as our resentatives of unifor local 673  to the AWOC Conference, Unifor recognizes that building a strong union requires being an inclusive one, which is why Unifor is fully committed to the representation of equity seeking groups in the structures of the union at all levels.

Across the country, Aboriginal workers and Workers of Colour are building our union and strengthening the labour movement.  Recognizing that solidarity is the key to building a unified working class, this year’s conference theme is “Redefining the True Faces of Our Union” which speaks to Unifor’s resolve in not letting others divide us based on our race or ethnic background. 

Through a combination of exciting guest speakers, plenary, creative workshops, and cultural activities, delegates will have an opportunity to organize, strategize and build networks for moving forward our union – and our country.

Some of the issues we will be focusing on are the continued racism and discrimination against Aboriginal and workers of colour, and discuss a strategy to increase participation by the A&WofC in our union activities and leadership.

The conference is intended to compel our members to fight for equality and for political, economic and social justice, and challenge inequality and racism wherever they encounter it.  It will also provide a safe space for members to share strategies and skills, and solidify confidence in enabling them to continue the fight for justice in their workplaces and in their communities.