Toronto (27 March 2013) – More than 160 people are gathering in Toronto this week to discuss the critical role labour rights and unions play in reducing income inequality, advancing democracy, and promoting the social well-being of all Canadians.The three-day conference, "Labour Rights and Their Impact on Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice," is organized by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) and sponsored by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW Canada) and the Canadian Teachers' Federation
This international conference will provide a forum to advance social science research which affirms the critical role labour rights play in advancing democracy within nations, creating greater economic equality and promoting the social well-being of all citizens.
It will examine how to communicate this research using key message frames that connect labour rights to the core values that Canadians share as citizens.
Draft a resolution
Draft and sponsor a resolution to your Federation of Labour or Labour Council condemning the use of labour laws that restrict or deny the fundamental rights of workers and proposing that progressive labour law reform be a central focus of labour’s political agenda.
Sign the Workers’ Bill of Rights
Since 2006, thousands, including all Federal Leaders of the Opposition, have signed a pledge to uphold workers rights.