January 20 marks anniversary of Women's March | National Union of Public and General Employees

January 20 marks anniversary of Women's March

As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate in the march in their community to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.

Ottawa (18 Jan. 2018) — On January 20, one year after the historic Women’s March on Washington, people of all backgrounds, abilities, genders and orientations, will march to end hate, racism, Islamophobia and other forms of violence against women.

The march continues for equality and justice

Marches will take place across the country as part of a global coalition of sister marches that continue to mobilize on issues that affect us all — violence against women, anti-black, anti-Muslim and anti-Indigenous racism, discrimination and violence against migrant and precarious workers, refugees, and workers without legal status. Women’s marches continue to resist acts of hate, nationalism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia.

These marches will build on the success of grassroots movements and coalition mobilizations such as #METoo, BlackLivesMatter, #$15&Fairness, Make It Fair, and Idle No More.

As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.

A list of cities where marches will be held can be found on the Women's March Canada website.


NUPGE

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 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

 

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