“As movements who have a long history of interdependence, the LGBTQ+ and union movements are intertwined in our projects of obtaining equity and justice." — Zivi Richard, President of River of Pride
Moncton (24 August 2018) — Members of the New Brunswick Union (NBU/NUPGE) have been invited to attend and or take part in the upcoming Greater Moncton Pride Parade.
Join Moncton's Pride parade
The invitation was made by River of Pride, a non-profit organization for and by LGBTQ+ people, based in Moncton. Its mission is to guarantee the presence of the LGBTQ+ community in the South-East region of the province.
The parade is set for August 25, beginning at 1:30 p.m. It will travel from Foundry to Main to Downing to Assumption in downtown Moncton. The parade is part of Greater Moncton Pride Week which runs from August 18 – 25.
Labour has long history of supporting LGBTQ+ rights
“We’re thankful for the personal invitation to our members from River of Pride,” said Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President. “As a union we believe in inclusivity, and support the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and all workers’ in our province.”
The parade is free of charge, accessible, family-friendly, and open to all those who wish to celebrate Greater Moncton Pride Week.
“As movements who have a long history of interdependence, the LGBTQ+ and union movements are intertwined in our projects of obtaining equity and justice,” said Zivi Richard, President of River of Pride. “Together, we make history.”
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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