What is the Labour Fair?
George Brown College’s Labour Fair is an event like no other in terms of its scope, size and breadth. This annual fair profiles the labour movement to the broader George Brown community, but has been specifically designed for our student population.
- An annual, week-long event that brings trade union speakers to college classrooms across our 3 campuses.
- An opportunity for students, faculty and staff to hear the union perspective on the issues that they face when they get jobs in the sectors they are training for – the challenges the sector is facing, strategies to overcome occupational problems.
- It is also about the arts! Issues of social justice and workers’ rights are presented in-person and online, through live sessions and podcast-recorded sessions.
The Labour Fair emphasizes the added rights and benefits that a union brings into the workplace, and that unions help to narrow the gap between rich and poor in our society. We also give prominence to struggles against classism, racism, sexism, colonialism, homophobia, heterosexism, discrimination against people with disabilities and other forms of economic and social injustice including the power of corporate monopolies. Issues and activism made all the more important in times of crises, as we have seen in the last few years.
Join us for Labour Fair 2024, Corporate Power vs. Labour Power: It’s Our Work!!!
Monday March 18 – Friday March 22, 2024
Event Program coming soon.
Pre-recorded interviews and select Labour Fair sessions will be aired on the Courage My Friends podcast on rabble.ca