June is Pride Month

June 4, 2024

In recognition of Pride Month, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) reiterates its commitment to the principles of equality, inclusion, and diversity that form the foundation of the labour movement. We express our sincere solidarity and support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, recognizing the importance of this month as an occasion to celebrate, reflect, and recommit to these principles.

Pride Month is not just a time for celebration; it is a poignant reminder of the ongoing struggle for equal rights and the resilience of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. It is a time to pay homage to the pioneers who tirelessly fought for the rights and freedoms we now hold dear while acknowledging the work that still lies ahead. The NSFL remains steadfast in its commitment to stand alongside the 2SLGBTQIA+ community on this journey.

Throughout history, unions have been at the forefront of championing social justice, and our support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community embodies this legacy. We understand that the fight for workers’ rights is intricately connected to the fight for human rights. The NSFL takes pride in its contribution to advancing workplace protections and policies that ensure every worker, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, is treated with dignity and respect.

Our dedication to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community is exemplified through our actions. We have exerted tireless efforts to negotiate inclusive agreements that provide comprehensive health benefits, including access to gender-affirming care. We have advocated for anti-discrimination clauses that safeguard against harassment and ensure safe and inclusive workplaces for all. Furthermore, we actively support educational programs that promote awareness and foster a culture of acceptance and understanding.

The NSFL also acknowledges the significance of visibility and representation. We are committed to amplifying the voices of 2SLGBTQIA+ members within our unions and ensuring their unique perspectives are considered in decision-making processes. We fortify our collective strength through these endeavours and cultivate a more inclusive and equitable labour movement.

We encourage everyone to come out and join pride events in your community.

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