OPSEU leaders mark World Breastfeeding Week

OPSEU member activists show their support for World Breastfeeding Week at an event in Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Ste. Marie (10 Aug 2015) — The presidents of two OPSEU/NUPGE locals in Sault Ste Marie took part in an event yesterday marking World Breastfeeding Week. 

Although it technically took place from August 1 to 7, World Breastfeeding Week was marked in Sault Ste. Marie during an event yesterday. OPSEU/NUPGE Local 607 President Shauna Weston and OPSEU/NUPGE Local 602 President Carole Gregoric each took their children to the event celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.

Mother-Friendly Workplace Initiative

The World Breastfeeding Week 2015 theme was working women and breastfeeding and was meant to revisit the 1993 WBW campaign on the Mother-Friendly Workplace Initiative.

Much has been achieved in 22 years of global action supporting women in combining breastfeeding and work, particularly the adoption of the revised ILO Convention 183 on Maternity Protection with much stronger maternity entitlements, and more actions by countries on improving national laws and practices.

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World Breastfeeding Week 


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