Aboriginal and Workers of Colour

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day)

Unifor welcomes the establishment of September 30 as a national statutory holiday to recognize the widespread abuse at residential schools, honour survivors, and work for reconciliation.

September 30 has been known as Orange Shirt Day since 2013. It is named after the clothing taken from Phyllis (Jack) Webstad when she was six years old on her first day at residential school. 

Racial Justice Forums build a toolkit for tackling racism in workplaces

In order to make change with racial justice, you need not only one voice – but many, from all walks of life.

Unifor, committed to uniting, learning and supporting each other to build a truly anti-racist labour movement and world, has been actively finding solutions on how to make that a reality.

Unifor Racial Justice forums kick off next week

Unifor is hosting seven online forums beginning next week that will shine a spotlight on racial justice in the workplace over the next month.

The sessions – kicking off Sept. 16, 2021 in the Atlantic region – will bring together union leadership, activists, employers and community organizations to brainstorm new ideas, tools, strategies and policies for racial justice, whether in union locals, workplaces and communities.

How to buy orange T-shirts

The outpouring of grief and support from Unifor members following the discovery of a mass grave at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential