The International Day of Families: fighting for family leave!

The United Nation’s General Assembly voted in 1993 to make May 15 an annual celebration of the International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

In our own work at PIPSC, we are fighting for improved family leave at the central bargaining table that allows you to give your best at work and in your family.

We celebrate all the diverse family compositions that make our society so rich. At the central bargaining table we are specifically advocating for equitable leave for adoptive parents along with gender-neutral language that includes same-sex parents and non-binary parents. 

President Debi Daviau became a union activist through her own personal fight for family leave. Read more about her experience and our work on family leave in President Daviau’s opinion piece published in the National Observer.

Show your support for improved family leave by participating in or hosting a Do Better action in your workplace in May.

Take action for Family Leave