Unifor recognizes Pink Shirt Day, celebrated annually on the last Wednesday in February, to support the important commitment to a safe, harassment free environment at work and school.
All members are asked to participate in Pink Shirt Day, which happens on Wednesday February 22 this year. By wearing a pink shirt you can send a visible message against homophobia and all forms of bullying.
Pink Shirt Day began in Berwick, Nova Scotia in 2007 when David Shepherd, Travis Price and a group of students defended their peer who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In a commitment of solidarity people have been wearing pink shirts and sharing images online to add their voice and say no to homophobic bullying and harassment.
Help to organize your workplace to participate in Pink Shirt Day this year, but don’t let it end there. Make a promise to act, speak out against bullying and offer kindness every day.