Pink Shirt Day 2019

February 26, 2019 - As we celebrate Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, Local 1944 reaffirms its commitment to build bullying-free workplaces. 

“Bullying keeps undermining our workplaces, as much as it does to our schools and our social networks,” said Isabelle Miller, President for USW Local 1944. “More often than not, it happens right before our eyes. Bullying has no place in an economy where companies do everything they can to crush their employees’ rights. As the working people, we cannot afford to be divided and to consider each other as the enemy; in our very best interest, we need to stand in solidarity for each other.”

Workplace bullying and harassment weakens solidarity among workers and threatens economic security. Targeted workers can suffer health impacts, which can result in poor performance, absenteeism, and ultimately, discipline.

Do you know a coworker that seems to be isolated from the rest of the team? This person might be bullied. In the workplace, fighting against bullying starts by questioning our own behaviour towards other workers.

Possible actions against bullying – on Pink Shirt Day and throughout the year

  • For our members in the BC Lower Mainland: Unit 51 is organizing its 9th annual Pink Shirt Day. Proceeds will go to The Amanda Todd Legacy Fund. More information at http://1944.fyi/CJNtFD
  • Read the online USW Guide to Preventing and Dealing with Harassment at http://1944.fyi/G2bQsv.
  • Take a stand against bullying and harassment: wear your brightest pink piece of clothing or take a picture with our printable poster. Share your pictures online tagging us @usw1944 on Facebook or #usw1944 on Twitter, or email them to [email protected]. Wearing pink is a statement and a promise to act daily against bullying.
  • Visit www.pinkshirtday.ca to learn more about the Pink Shirt Day movement and events, to donate or buy a pink shirt.
  • The Pink Shirt Day 2019 campaign focus is on cyberbullying. Social media users are being asked to THINK before they post: is this comment or post True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind?

In Solidarity,

USW Local 1944