Every February, SEIU-West members across this province demonstrate their commitment to practicing kindness by tackling workplace bullying on Pink Shirt Day.
Pink Shirt Day was inspired by the act of kindness of a group of teens in small-town Nova Scotia, after their fellow student was bullied for wearing pink to school. The following day, hundreds of students came to school wearing pink as an act of solidarity with their peer and to take a stand against bullying. Now countries across the globe organize anti-bullying Pink Shirt Day fundraisers of their own - in fact in 2020, more than 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.
We are amazed every year by how many SEIU-West members get behind this important movement, and we're so excited to support your efforts again in 2021.
So this year on Wednesday February 24, or Pink Shirt Day 2021, we would love to see you all once again wearing a SEIU-West pink shirt or a pink shirt of your own. By sending us a photo of you and your coworkers wearing pink, you’ll be entered to win a prize for you and your coworkers!
How to enter: On February 24th, take a picture of you and your coworkers wearing pink shirts and email it to [email protected]. That's it!
To request 2021 SEIU-West pink shirts, please email [email protected] by February 15th. Please note that priority will be given to members and units which have not received shirts in previous years.
As they are every year, 2021 shirts are both a hot commodity and in limited supply... be sure to get your request in early!