“On this day, not only do we remember the lives lost to gender-based violence (GBV) and those who continue to be affected,” said Larry Brown, NUPGE President, “but we also renew our commitment to take action to eliminate GBV and misogyny.”
Violence and harassment, including that in the workplace, disproportionately affect marginalized women and gender-diverse and Two Spirit people.
With 2 out of 4 national political parties committed to universal child care, the outcome of the election could help reduce the overwhelming costs for families across the country.
National Union releases a Voter’s Guide factsheet on Women’s Rights.
“The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!” — Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
NUPGE is urging all Canadians to write, call, and email federal leaders and ask them to commit both to the debate and including a National Action Plan on violence against women in their platforms.
According to the report, only 28% of workers earning $15/hour or less qualify for EI.
Razia Sultana, a 2019 winner of the US State Department's International Women of Courage Award, addresses the NUPGE 2019 Convention on the Rohingya crisis
“Actions speak louder than words. This is an attack on women. Period." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The conference was packed with insights from the National Union’s research into issues facing women workers in Canada ranging from pay equity, job security, pensions, child care, caregiving and gender-based violence.