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Women's Issues

September 18, 2018

 “Our priority is to ensure clients of H.E.L.P. Homes receive the support they need, and we commend the organization for recognizing and compensating our members for the important role they play in providing services.” — Darren Olsen, SGEU Bargaining Chair

September 10, 2018

There is an epidemic of violence against Indigenous women, Two Spirit and gender diverse people that is unacceptable. There is an epidemic of violence that is taking our loved ones from us.

August 13, 2018

“Sexual harassment and harassment of any kind cannot be tolerated in government workplaces, so we’re hopeful that this initiative will mean that workers can come forward with concerns, and feel safe and free from reprisal when reporting harassment.” —  Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

July 16, 2018

The NBU/NUPGE supports this move by government. Once it becomes official, it will mark 2 years that the union has been pushing for these changes.

July 6, 2018

NBU/NUPGE call for the government to enact paid leave for victims of domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence is one step closer to becoming a reality.

May 29, 2018

"This investment, the first of its kind in 20 years, will reduce this pressure — both for the women and children in need, as well as for the workers that care for and support them." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

May 28, 2018

"It’s important for employees across the province to have financial and job security if they want to leave a domestic violence situation. This legislation could possibly save lives." — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

May 11, 2018

“We will continue to negotiate and enforce pay equity plans, so that women working in Ontario are fairly compensated for their labour. It’s the right thing to do.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

April 26, 2018

“We encourage the federal government to take meaningful steps to further protect workers from harassment and violence. This impacts every sector.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

April 17, 2018

“Every day should be equality day, because every day we need to fight against the systemic inequality we witness and reaffirm our commitment to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” – Larry Brown, NUPGE President