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National Truth and Reconciliation Day

09/23/2021

To all members of Local 649

 

Thursday, September 30, Unifor members across Canada will commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day) to honour the experiences of former students and survivors of the residential school system and to promote awareness about the residential school system and the harm it has had and continues to have on Indigenous communities and peoples across Canada.

I would encourage members to wear orange and join in any events taking place in your communities.

Our national union has also commissioned Haisla artist Nathan Wilson to create and design the national unions poster for this year.  Please follow the provided link to print off and post in your workplaces and at home.

You can show your solidarity and be an advocate for reconciliation by wearing orange on September 30th!  If you do, please take a photo, and share online using the hashtags #unifor649 and #everychildmatters.

https://www.unifor.org/sites/default/files/documents/2021-Poster-v1_2_0.pdf

Thank you for being committed to leaving a better future,

 

T.J. (Trevor) Davies, CD

Unifor Local 649 President