On February 20, the World Day of Social Justice is observed around the globe. The 2019 theme chosen by the United Nations is If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice.
Social justice is the foundation upon which safe and prosperous relationships between nations are built. With an estimated two billion people living in fragile and conflict-affected situations worldwide, the International Labour Organization (ILO) maintains that decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice.
“Unifor believes the creation of new and better paying jobs with greater access to those jobs helps to construct more equitable and peaceful societies,” said Unifor International Director Mohamad Alsadi.
Unifor advocates for the rights and betterment of workers across Canada and internationally through the Unifor Social Justice Fund, a registered charity predominantly maintained by contributions from Unifor employers negotiated during collective bargaining.
“The Social Justice Fund supports more than 100 projects in Canada and 44 other countries that provide emergency aid, work to alleviate poverty, and promote human rights and equitable development,” said Alsadi. “Through this support, the lives of workers, their families and their communities are improved and advanced.”
For more information visit unifor.org/sjf