Milton, Ont. – December 17, 2012 – With two towering red and white candy canes behind them, Local 1000A members, activists and staff spread some holiday cheer at the annual Santa Claus Parade in Milton, Ontario.
On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations. Since then, Human Rights Day, December 10, has become an annual opportunity to celebrate and promote the human rights which are the foundation of a democratic and just country.
Raul Gatica, a long-time a human rights activist, staff member and past coordinator of the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) centre in Surrey, British Columbia, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding commitment and contribution to the rights of migrant agricultural workers in Canada.