Workers with disABILITY

Statement National AccessAbility Week

From May 28 to June 3, 2023, people across Canada celebrate National AccessAbility Week. This is a time dedicated to recognizing the valuable contributions and leadership of persons with disabilities, while highlighting the important work being done in concert with allies, organizations, and communities to remove barriers and create a more accessible and inclusive society.

Unifor Statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD).

This year, the theme of IDPWD 2022 is “Transformative Solutions of Inclusive Development”.  Unifor seeks to build upon innovation and technology to maintain meaningful employment for persons with disabilities. 

Unifor remains committed to addressing the challenges and barriers faced by people with disabilities seeking meaningful employment and those who are seeking to continue meaningful work when experiencing a disability.

#IWD - The fight for equity never ends

On March 8 we celebrate, we mourn and we double down on our determination to do more. 

International Women’s Day this year comes on the 50th anniversary of two important events – the abortion caravan to Ottawa and the Royal Commission on the Status of Women.

These landmarks are worth celebrating, even as we recognize the work that still needs to be done.

Members of Unifor’s predecessor unions were involved in the caravan, which began in Vancouver and made its way to Ottawa to push back against changes to Canada’s Criminal Code on abortion.