Women's Issues

February 8, 2017

“It’s not often I see such blatant disregard for the law and such a deliberate undervaluing of both care work and women’s work.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 25, 2016

"Continued pressure for funding by Canadian Network of Shelters and Transition Houses (NWSTH) and labour unions has seen results. We must keep this momentum going into the future." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

November 18, 2016

The NDP promised to make child care more accessible and affordable during the election campaign, and they are making good on that promise — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

November 9, 2016

“This is an historic agreement by any measure. As a result of this deal, more than 4,000 casuals will be on a pay grid that takes them to the top rate earned by full-time permanent staff." — Denise Davis, Chair of OPSEU's Liquor Board Employees Division

November 2, 2016

"How much more evidence does our government need to prove that women continue to face inequality and discrimination? We need a government that will not just talk about improving equality but one that will actually act." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

October 20, 2016

"This kind of wage discrimination is not an accident, it is firmly rooted in society. The only way we can stop the growing income inequality is to ensure that women's work is fairly paid, equal and valued." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

October 14, 2016

"If the Liberals believe pay equity is a human right, then it needs to be addressed today not in 2 years.If they believe that it is in the best interests of Canada to have women participating fully in our economic, social and democratic life then they need to make it happen now." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

August 4, 2016

NWAC will work with the National Inquiry to ensure that all voices that need to be heard will be heard. — Dawn Lavell-Harvard, NWAC President

April 29, 2016

“In fact, 76% of shelters have relied on food donations in the last six months to meet their needs." - Lise Martin, Executive Director of CNWSTH

March 29, 2016

"Breaking the cycle of abuse can be tremendously difficult and, as a province, we should be doing everything we can to help people in this regard." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President