Delegates gather in Ottawa for national women's training

"Our Sisters are on the frontlines of the struggle to reduce income inequality everyday. Our union and the movement is stronger because of the leadership role they play in communities and workplaces across this country." — James Clancy, NUPGE President.

Ottawa (28 Jan. 2013) — Women from across the country are meeting in Ottawa for a national training session hosted by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). For two days, participants will be focusing on major issues facing women workers such as life / work balance and growing income inequality and tax fairness. Members will be developing skills through educational workshops and sharing resources through small group discussions.

At this training session, NUPGE will be launching an educational module to be used in each province to educate and involve members on the issue of life / work balance. Members will learn how to faciliate courses and engage other members to make this issue a priority.

Members will also learn how to deliver an educational presentation on the All Together Now! campaign designed to see how the economic crisis and growing gap between the 1% and the rest of us is affecting women and their families.

"It's exciting to see our women activists come together to learn and share from each other," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.  "Our Sisters are on the frontlines of the struggle to reduce income inequality everyday. Our union and the movement is stronger because of the leadership role they play in communities and workplaces across this country."

Delegates will participate in an event on Parliament Hill at noon on January 28 with activists from the Idle No More movement and Common Causes.

More information: 

Life / Work balance research

All Together Now! campaign

NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE