Today is World Day for Social Justice

February 21, 2023

Social Justice Day is an essential day for unions because it serves as a reminder of the progress that has been made and the challenges that still need to be addressed. It is a day when union members can celebrate their collective struggles and successes in achieving social, economic, and political justice. On this day, unions can also look back on their history, honour past labour leaders, remember those who have suffered injustices, and recognize the work that still needs to be done.

It is also a day to recognize how unions are critical to securing safe workplaces, fighting for equitable pay and benefits, and protecting workers’ rights. Unions also hold our government to account for actions that benefit all workers. Social Justice Day offers an opportunity to reflect on past successes while looking ahead at what needs to be done to ensure all workers receive fair treatment from employers. It is important for unions to come together on Social Justice Day to celebrate what has been achieved and strategize about how further progress can take place in the future.

Unions have long been an integral part of social progress in many countries worldwide by leading campaigns for better wages, improving working conditions for employees, and advocating for civil rights protections. On Social Justice Day, unions can remind themselves of the importance of their work in improving people’s lives and ensuring that everyone receives their fair share of justice regardless of their background or socioeconomic status.

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