November is a month of remembering and remembrance. On November 11 we remember and honour those who gave their lives for our freedoms. We have a democracy and freedom to vote and participate fully in society. That includes, of course, the right to belong to a union and to bargain collectively. In some ways our whole rights-based country is founded on these principles, and we have to remember those brave men and women who gave their all we could be free.
It is also a month in which the United Nations has designated 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It also includes December 6, Canada’s own National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. All of these days are used by unions, individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
At the Union of Health and Environment Workers we try and commemorate all of these days into our work to remind us that people before us held us up. And that we have the same responsibility to each other.
Now that our Convention is over, we have rejoined our efforts to improve communications to and from members. That will include continuing to meet virtually with Locals and Local Executive members to get UHEW members ideas and suggestions as to how we can best represent you and communicate with you. Here’s another opportunity to do the same. Send me an email with your answers to these 3 questions.
Do you feel that you get enough information about union activities and issues?
What areas would you like more information about?
Would you prefer to get your information?
- By email
- From the UHEW website at https://uhew-stse.ca/
- Through Social Media
We’d love to hear from you.
Help us build UHEW together!!