Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Our union recognizes this important day, and commits to speak out against anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, fascism, and hatred in all its forms.
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place on January 27th in recognition of the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, where over 11 million people were systematically murdered.
Millions of people were murdered throughout the Holocaust, including Jews, Roma, people disabilities, LGBTQ2+, Jehovah’s Witnesses, trade unionists and other political opponents, prisoners of war, and more.
At a time when ignorance, anger, hatred, and the rise of the alt-right are on the rise, it is all the more important to reflect on these terrible events, and recommit ourselves to building a better world free from hate, white supremacism, racist capitalism, colonial violence, and anti-Semitism.
As members of Manitoba’s largest public service union, we say “never again”, hate has no place in our union. We have a collective responsibility to ensure CUPE workplaces and union structures build and work towards creating safer and more inclusive spaces for all.
To learn more:
The Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada:
CUPE’s Anti-Racism Strategy: