National Union celebrates Black History Month

In 1995, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously passed a motion recognizing February each year as Black History Month.

Ottawa (5 Feb. 2010) - To celebrate Black History Month, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has released a poster in its ongoing series, One Good Idea Deserves Another - Full Human Rights for All.

 
Download NUPGE's Black History Month Poster


The union invites members and the public to download the poster and distribute it as widely as possible by clicking on the poster graphic above or the link below.

In 1995, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously passed a motion recognizing February each year as Black History Month. With each passing year the celebration has gained ever broader recognition across the country.

This February, and throughout the year, NUPGE is proud to celebrate the rich achievements and contributions to the trade union movement, to the cause of social justice and to society as a whole of men and women of African and Caribbean origin.

NUPGE believes it is vitally important to ensure that workers of colour – together with all workers across the country – be especially respected during this time of severe economic recession and that they not become scapegoats for the economic failures of employers and governments.

Black History Month reminds everyone of the important contributions to the economy and to communities that has been made by Canadians of African and Caribbean descent. It also demonstrates that these gains were won by people organizing together in all walks of life.
 
NUPGE is firmly committed to an agenda of equality for workers of African and Caribbean descent – and for all Canadians.

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

More information:
• Download and distribute NUPGE's Black History Month poster
• Struggle for freedom never ends, says Angela Davis 

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