Vancouver and District Labour Council Confirms Support of Occupy Vancouver on One Month Anniversary
Occupy Vancouver, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, November 15, 2011 – The Vancouver and District Labour Council issued a statement today in support of Occupy Vancouver, one month into the protest occupation.
The statement, signed by VLDC President Joey Hartman, included a motion that was passed at the Council’s October 18th meeting:
BECAUSE the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Vancouver and over 2,000 other cities and communities around the world; and
BECAUSE the Vancouver and District Labour Council executive board decided that the VLDC should support and participate in the Occupy Vancouver events of October 15, 2011; and
BECAUSE Occupy Vancouver is part of a global movement that calls for peaceful actions against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporations on government; and
Because the objectives of the Occupy movement are in common with those of the labour movement, including the desire for good jobs, fair taxes and strong public services;
THE VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL support and participate in solidarity actions with the Occupy Vancouver movement to continue the peaceful call for fairness and equality in our society and economy.
“We remain committed to the objectives of this global movement and in support of Occupy Vancouver,” the statement continues, “with the continued expectation that the directives by the Fire Department be met fully and expeditiously, that the Fire Department be able to make inspections if they wish, and that peaceful order be maintained.”
The full statement can be viewed on the Occupy Vancouver website at here.
Other organizations that have endorsed Occupy Vancouver include B.C. Federation of Labour, Council of Canadians and the Canadian Auto Workers Union.
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Occupy Vancouver is a non-violent political movement to transform the unequal, unfair, and growing disparity in the distribution of power and wealth in Vancouver and around the globe.?