Pink Shirt Day-February 28th 2024

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As we approach February 28, Pink Shirt Day, we stand firm in our commitment to fostering communities of respect and inclusivity.

Pink Shirt Day originated from an inspiring act of kindness in 2007, when a group of students in Nova Scotia rallied behind a fellow student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Since then, it has grown into a global movement symbolizing our collective stand against bullying in all its forms.

This year, on February 28th, we urge all Unifor members to proudly wear pink and join us in standing together against bullying. Each pink shirt worn demonstrates our solidarity and represents an important pledge to actively combat bullying and discrimination wherever it may arise.

It’s no secret that some politicians use hate and division to distract from real issues impacting workers and communities. As our union has exemplified in a year of significant stands against power, when we come together, we win. We too can unite against bullying by lifting each other up, seeking to better understand one another, and building workplaces and communities where everyone feels welcomed and included.

Bullying is a pervasive issue that affects individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. Whether it occurs in the workplace, schools, online, or within our communities, its impact can be profound and lasting. By wearing pink on Pink Shirt Day, we send a powerful message of solidarity that bullying will not be tolerated, and that we stand for kindness, empathy, and compassion.

We encourage all Unifor members to participate in Pink Shirt Day by wearing pink on February 28, sharing messages of support on social media (tag @UniforCanada on Facebook and Instagram and @UniforTheUnion on X), and engaging in activities that promote kindness. On Pink Shirt Day and everyday, let’s do everything we can so love wins.

Please send photos of you and your colleagues wearing pink shirts to and watch the sea of pink grow on our Unifor Facebook Album.

In solidarity,

Maiken Griffin

Unifor Local 707, Women’s Committee Chairperson