December 2, 2011 - International Day for Persons with Disabilities Dec 3, 2011
The International Day for Persons with Disabilities is a day not only for advocacy, but also for reaffirming a commitment to expanding accessibility and recognition for persons with disabilities.
Defined by the United Nations as “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,” persons with disabilities continue to face significant obstacles within Saskatchewan.
For more than a century, people across the nation, from various backgrounds and traditions, from several generations, and representing a spectrum of occupations and professions, have gathered together on the first Monday in September to celebrate Labour Day.
In response to the City of Saskatoon’s refusal to bargain in good faith, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 615 have been forced to file an unfair labour practice application with the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (LRB).