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CULE Statement on National Aboriginal Day 2017

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 | Print This Article

CULE Statement on National Aboriginal Day 2017 As we celebrate National Aboriginal Day with our Indigenous Sisters and Brothers, the Canadian Union of Labour Employees (CULE) along with other unions in Canada must continue to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people in Canada in the fight for full equality and social and economic justice. June […]

CULE Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 | Print This Article

Every year, CULE marks March 21, the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by taking stock of our past struggles and achievements. This year’s theme is: “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration.” The current political climate in the US poses particular challenges for racialized people […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH / LE MOIS DE L’HISTOIRE DES NOIRS

Monday, February 6th, 2017 | Print This Article

As we celebrate Black History Month, we also celebrate Viola Desmond’s courage, we celebrate Cal Best, we celebrate all the contributions and leadership of Black members in CULE, in the broader labour and social justice movement and in communities across the country. As we celebrate, we need to remind ourselves that we can do better.   […]

CULE statement on International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Print This Article

The year 2016 has been a year of many challenges for basic Human Rights across the globe. Tens of millions of refugees around the world continue to be forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. They fight for their lives and seek basic human rights such as shelter, food and water. […]

CULE Statement on National Aboriginal Day

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 | Print This Article

June 21, National Aboriginal Day, is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Canada; past, present and future. There are three groups of Indigenous Peoples in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The federal government proclaimed June 21 as National […]

CULE Statement for March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 | Print This Article

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly proclamation of March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date commemorates the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960. Although this was a turning point in modern race relations, the world continues to see the rise of racism […]

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 | Print This Article

The results are in for the election of the CULE Alternate Equity Director. Congratulations to Joan-Ann Gravesande who will hold this position for 2016-2018. Thank you to Deanna Kimball for putting her name forward and to all those who voted! In Solidarity, Hetty Alcuitas, CULE Equity Director – equity@cule.ca

CULE Alternate Equity Director Election

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | Print This Article

Two nominations have been received for the CULE Alternate Equity Director position 2016-1018. Please note only self-ID equity caucus members are eligible to vote. CULE Alternate Equity Director nominees: Gravesande, Joan-Ann – nominated by Nancy MacLean & seconded by Monika Duggal Kimball, Deanna – nominated by Barb Fayant & seconded by Sean Glavine Please return your […]

February is Black History Month

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 | Print This Article

CULE would like to acknowledge and honour the many contributions people of African heritage have made to Canada and to the Canadian labour movement. This is the 20th year that Black History Month has been officially celebrated in Canada. Across the country, events are planned to mark and remember the contributions and achievements of Canadians […]

Call For Nominations: Alternate CULE Equity Director

Monday, February 1st, 2016 | Print This Article

As per section 5 C (iv) of the CULE Constitution, an alternate to the CULE Equity Director will be elected. Download a nomination form and return to Hetty Alcuitas c/o PSAC Vancouver Regional Office 200-5238 Joyce St., Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9 or via fax:  604-430-0451 or email to: equity@cule.ca Note the deadline for receipt of nominations […]

CULE Statement on the Release of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Print This Article

CULE recognizes the significance of the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on Dec. 15, 2015. According to Justice Murray Sinclair, the Chair of the TRC, “the Canadian residential school experience was one of the darkest, most troubling chapters in our collective history.” According to the report, an estimated […]

CULE Statement for the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | Print This Article

The United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities began in 1992 as a day to promote awareness and inclusion in society of people with disabilities. The theme for 2015 is: “Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities.” For people with disabilities (whether visible or not) and including those with mental health […]

CULE Self-ID

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Print This Article

We are inviting all CULE members of equity groups (Aboriginal, Inuit, Metis, Members with Disabilities, racialized workers, GLBT) to fill out the voluntary self-ID form as soon as possible and send via e-mail to: equity@cule.ca. Even if you have already done so in the past, please fill out the new form as we are updating our records. Only […]

Legal Defence Fund for Judy Da Silva

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 | Print This Article

Since April, Grassy Narrows First Nation activist and grandmother Judy Da Silva has faced mounting legal costs from a CN railway lawsuit, meant to intimidate her and other Indigenous activists who are working to protect waterways from oil spills and contamination. Please join us in challenging this corporate bullying tactic and supporting Judy’s work to protect […]

CULE statement on National Aboriginal Day

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 | Print This Article

June 21, National Aboriginal Day, is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous Peoples in Canada; past, present and future. There are three Aboriginal groups in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The federal government proclaimed June 21 as National Aboriginal Day […]