The labour movement has been a proud champion of LGBT+ rights for decades and we know that visible signs of union pride are extremely important. The more unions that assist members in creating a visible presence at picnics, marches and parades the better!!
On July 10, the Victoria Labour Council will join with local affiliates in the Victoria Pride parade and we welcome you to join us! We will muster between 11 and 11:45 near Victoria City Hall and the parade starts at noon ( the route starts at the corner of Government & Pandora & then moving south on Government to Belleville, down Menzies to Kingston, left on Oswego & ending at MacDonald Park.)
This a great opportunity to be loud and proud of being a union member so, wear your union t-shirt or fly your union flag. It is also an opportunity to show off your sparkle and wear a little colour so if you have something that glitters throw that on too (Kim will also come equipt with some sparkly hats and feather boas).
We won’t know our exact parade starting location until Sunday morning but as soon as we find it out (by 9am) we will post it to the Victoria Labour Council facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/victorialabourcouncil/?fref=ts
Yesterday United Way and Labour came together to serve lunch at the Rainbow Kitchen. Thank you to UFCW 247, CUPW 850, Unifor 333, IBEW 230, IAM, CSWU 1611, HEU and Victoria Labour Council.
The Rainbow Kitchen is one of 110 United Way funded community partners. They provide a nutritious lunch in a welcoming, family environment daily to many regular guests.
We are stronger together.
Every year on April 28th, the Labour Movement pay our respects to all of the workers in the past year who were injured or killed on the job during the National Day of Mourning.
In 2015, 182 workers were killed.This year the Victoria Labour Council is joining with CUPE BC and CUPE Local 50 to sponsor a ceremony at the BC Legislature.The Ceremony will take place on Thursday April 28th, 2016 at the front steps of the BC legislature. Everyone is welcome.Two recent deaths of workers are critical reminders of the importance day of the mourning: In Vancouver CUPE 1004 Parks Board Worker, Jody Taylor was recently killed on the job. And here in Victoria, we have all been touched by the tragic death of RCMP Cst. Sarah Beckett.For those wishing to lay a wreath and walk with the processional, please arrive at the front of Legislative at 10:45am. Please join us on the 28th to both mourn for those who have died on the job and fight for the living. This ceremony is open to all member of our communities.
Victoria Labour Council
To download the poster, click here.