South Asian Canadian Labour History Project

Union Zindabad! South Asian Canadian Labour History in British Columbia is a partnership with the South Asian Studies Institute (University of the Fraser Valley) in the South Asian Canadian Legacy Project, supported by a 1.14 million dollar contribution from the Province of BC.

It explores the long and complex relationship with the labour movement. From early exclusionary practices to a recognition that racism is a tool of the boss to divide workers, the tenacity and strength of community has always been forward looking. As a result, the labour movement has benefited from strong South Asian leaders, activists and members.

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Photo: On March 20, 1943 District union official Nigel Morgan reported that the ‘East Indians’ at the Youbou Mill were 100% unionized. Kaatza Station Museum & Archives, N01603, IWA Local 1-80, Wilmer Gold Photo Collection, ©United Steelworkers Local 1-1937.