At the Human Rights Conference, CUPE Ontario elects members to the following committees: Aboriginal, International Solidarity, Pink Triangle, Racial Justice, Workers with Disabilities and Young Workers
The CUPE Ontario Racial Justice Committee is committed to racial justice, inclusion and equality in the workplace and in our communities. Its mandate consists of fighting for fairness, including challenging racism and all forms of oppression, on behalf of all racialized CUPE members. The Committee aims to build strong relationships with community organizations and coalitions, including organizing a presence in cultural events like Caribbean Carnival.
Members in Action – Racial Justice Committee:
Sikh and Hindu Temple Visits
As a part of our ongoing community outreach initiative, some members of the CUPE Ontario Racial Justice committee attended services at the Ontario Khalsa Darbar (Dixie Gurdwara) Sikh temple and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu temple. During the visits, committee members learned about the significant role these temples play in our communities. This outreach is…
The Colour of Labour
The frigid winter weather didn’t stop more than three dozen CUPE Ontario members and allies from participating in The Colour of Labour, a two-day Black History Month event in mid-February. It focused on the relationship between the North American Labour Movement and the Black Liberation Movement. “This event was an opportunity to look at the historical and…
CUPE Ontario celebrates Emancipation Day weekend at Carnival Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario celebrated Emancipation Day by participating in Toronto’s Carnival Grand Parade. The annual event attracts more than one million people from across North America and this year’s contingent will include CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Veriline Howe,…
CUPE Ontario Human Rights and Racial Justice Conference
More than 100 members participated in the first annual CUPE Ontario Racial Justice Conference in Richmond Hill on March 10. The busy agenda included addresses by CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick and Diversity Vice-President, Racialized Workers, Veriline Howe. These speakers were followed by a panel including Gary Pieters from the Urban Alliance…
Rev. Terry Melvin, CBTU President Convention 2014
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