Survey finds disturbing results about domestic violence and its effects in the workplace.
Women make up half the population, represent 47% of the Canadian labour force, and 52% of voters in the last federal election. Yet in the last federal leaders’ debates the word women was barely mentioned. It’s time for a national conversation about building a Canada that works for women.
Please join the National Union as we work to raise awareness of the need to take immediate action on this issue.
The theme for this year's Appreciation Day is Let's Rethink Child Care. Together We Can Make It Better.
Women 4 Change focuses on urging governments to invest in, not cut, services that improve women’s lives such as child care, elder care, health care and education.
"Without a significant investment of political, financial, and human resources, we will see levels of violence against women continue to remain at the current level. Canada can do better." - Kate McInturff, CCPA.
"Hopefully it will be a wakeup call as well for all levels of government to ensure that public policies on issues such as child care and elder care are a priority.” - James Clancy, National President
"To make a difference, Canadians need to pressure our government to take on the issue of income inequality head-on." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
This Labour Day in 2012, NUPGE celebrates the legacy of those who came before us and we commit to continue the fight for fairness.
Women’s empowerment and gender equality are fundamental to healthy societies and economies, and sustainable development.