June 08, 2024 at 8:30am - 2:30pm

IWOC 2024 | Building BIWOC Wins: The Equity Action Plan for Now

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2024 Indigenous & Workers of Colour Conference (IWOC)! This year, we’re building on our collective victories by "Building BIWOC Wins: The Equity Action Plan for Now." The Labour Movement is mobilized and coming together again—ready to fight and take on the bosses! Just last year, we saw huge wins for our movement: ATU 113 workers at the TTC won back their right to strike, public sector workers defeated Bill 124 in the courts, hotel workers won huge raises in the private sector by mobilizing on the ground and many other wins. 

This is just the beginning and huge step forward for our collective movement. Racialized workers played a crucial role in achieving these victories. But there is still so much work to do in making sure all racialized and marginalized workers see the full benefits of our collective action—both within the Labour Movement and beyond. For this year’s IWOC, let’s share our lived experiences and strategize on how we can lift up our own racialized/marginalized members and help build our collective membership across the region. Let’s come together to learn about our victories—both past and present—and how to keep building the Labour Movement for the victories we need in the future. Join us!

📅 Saturday, June 8th, 2024


📍IBEW Hall, 1377 Lawrence Avenue East

This year's IWOC includes:

Keynote Speaker TBA!

Morning Info-Sessions on the major wins within the Labour Movement, BIWOC can build on our recent successes.

  • The Right to Strike with ATU 113
  • Hotel Workers' Wages with UNITE HERE 75
  • Dismantling Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism with OPSEU
  • The Black Class Action Lawsuit with PSAC
  • Winning against AI with SAG-AFTRA/ACTRA

Afternoon Workshops on skills building for BIWOC wins to overcome the challenges that lie ahead:

  • BIWOC Leaders Taking Action: How to Build a Better Union
  • Opening the Door to Anti-Oppression
  • Inside Track: Empowering Racialized Voices at City Hall
  • Moving from the Slow Zone: Rapid Transit for Racial and Economic Justice
  • The People Behind the Machine: Gig Work, AI, and Racialized Exploitation

And Much More!



Questions can be directed to Yaroslava Avila Montenegro, Communications and Data Coordinator at Toronto & York Region Labour Council: [email protected]

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