“This conference is about bringing women labour activists together to educate and share experiences about the myriad of issues they face in the workplace and our communities." — NAPE President Jerry Earle
St. John's (17 Sept. 2015) — This year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) will be putting on its annual Women’s Conference in Corner Brook from September 18 to September 20. Over 100 women activists, who are NAPE/NUPGE members from across the province, will be attending this weekend’s conference.
Goal of conference is to build women's political capacity and activism
“This conference is about bringing women labour activists together to educate and share experiences about the myriad of issues they face in the workplace and our communities,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle. “Every year, the NAPE Women’s Committee organizes and puts on this important conference with the goal of building political capacity and activism in the union and the community.”
The 2015 NAPE Women’s Conference will feature workshops, guest speakers, and a panel covering a wide array of important women’s and labour issues.
Conference coincides with Sexual Violence Awareness Week
The NAPE Women’s Conference follows Sexual Violence Awareness Week in Newfoundland and Labrador which runs from September 14 to September 18. This year’s theme is Building CommUNITY, which recognizes the urgent and ongoing need for collaborative action to end sexual violence in order to support safe, healthy communities.
“We must all work together in our society to ensure that women and girls are safe in their homes, schools, and workplaces,” said NAPE President Jerry Earle. “The labour movement has been at the forefront of the fight to end violence against women, for equality, for better pay and benefits, and better protections in the workplace and at home. It is a fight that we will continue for as long as it takes.”
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 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