Labour Fair 2023 — URSU

March 20, 2023 – March 24, 2023

University of Regina & Federated Colleges

Labour Fair 2023 pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents and fac­ul­ty mem­bers to engage with var­i­ous unions and labour orga­ni­za­tions, and also gives stu­dents a chance to con­nect with unions and work­place issues in the field they plan to enter. This year’s fair will take place from March 20 – 24 and the theme is: Work­er-Stu­dent Solidarity. 

The goals of this Labour Fair are to: 

  • Bridge the gap between unions and students 
  • Cre­ate space for unions to con­nect with stu­dents at large and specif­i­cal­ly in their field of study 
  • Pro­vide edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to learn about the role of unions in the work­ing world, and labour as a grow­ing social movement 
  • To fos­ter greater social and labour activism at our university 
  • Cel­e­brate stu­dents as work­ers — and work­ers as students! 

The Labour Fair empha­sizes the added rights and ben­e­fits that a union brings into the work­place, how unions help nar­row the gap between rich and poor in our soci­ety, and the impor­tance of unions’ work in defend­ing our social safe­ty net, equi­ty and democ­ra­cy. The Labour Fair will also high­light strug­gles against clas­sism, racism, sex­ism, colo­nial­ism, homo­pho­bia, het­ero­sex­ism, dis­crim­i­na­tion against peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and oth­er forms of eco­nom­ic and social injustice. 

URSU’s inau­gur­al Labour Fair is being orga­nized in part­ner­ship with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (URFA) and oth­er Saskatchewan unions. 

If you would like to book a speak­er in your class­room for the week of the Labour Fair, please click here for details.