International Francophonie Day

On International Francophonie Day, UNE’s Francophone Committee is calling on UNE members to take a few moments to underscore their pride in belonging to the Francophonie.

International Francophonie Day is the perfect moment to celebrate the solidarity uniting French-speaking workers everywhere.

Despite the recent modernization of the Official Languages Act by the Federal Government—the purpose of which is to increase French usage in government institutions—many indicators are pointing to a decrease in the use of French in the workplace.

This is why, now more than ever, the right to work in French must be placed at the top of the list of concerns for the labour movement.

Unions representing French-speaking workers must put in place all the tools that enhance and promote French, so that it is given all the importance it deserves in every workplace.

UNE’s Francophone Committee wishes you a great International Francophonie Day.