Day_2.PNGProactive Public Policy, Fighting for Labour Rights, and Indigenous Issues were themes of Day Two of AFL Convention 2017



After a morning with two powerful keynote speakers, Kaylie Tiessen and David Madland, convention broke to recognize the Day of Mourning at a ceremony in Borden Park. Before marching to the park, delegates gave Labour Minister Christina Gray a standing ovation for her Day of Mourning announcement on Alberta putting in place a system to enforce the Westray Act.

The afternoon saw our first Dream Bigger Panel of the convention on “Labour Rights for All”, and ended with a passionate speech on Organized Labour and Indigenous Peoples from Tina Keeper, who reminded us that "We all have the same struggle... we need to get to know each other".

Head over to Facebook to see our album of photos from the day: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ABFedLabour/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1508102842533875

Watch Videos from Day Two:

Kaylie Tiessen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmNL0MTUr6M David Madland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkFm5mYROdQJared Matsunaga-Turnball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbCS-orqyA
Deena Ladd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLV4MQI4iegJim Sinclair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4-zAs6wwvk Rafael Gomez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgwHp1Lr4yw&t=3sTina Keeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c571YBmFp7A

Thanks to Joie Warnock from Unifor for doing a fantastic job moderating the afternoon panel! And thank you to all of our Day Two convention sponsors!

  • Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 424

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