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Women's Issues

February 23, 2015

Tell Canada's political leaders you want know how they will address gender inequality. Sign the petition today

December 5, 2014

On this December 6, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) recommits to its work toward ending violence against women and eliminating the conditions that allow violence to thrive. 

November 28, 2014

Survey finds disturbing results about domestic violence and its effects in the workplace.

November 4, 2014

Women make up half the population, represent 47% of the Canadian labour force, and 52% of voters in the last federal election. Yet in the last federal leaders’ debates the word women was barely mentioned. It’s time for a national conversation about building a Canada that works for women.

October 3, 2014

Please join the National Union as we work to raise awareness of the need to take immediate action on this issue.

September 19, 2014

The Quality of Women's Lives project focuses on the issue of life/work balance and the additional stresses women face balancing their family responsibilites with their workplace responsibilities.  The National Union conducted a survey which identified the reality that women are experiencing increased stress juggling issues such as child care and elder care, growing personal and health concerns, workplace pressures and economic insecurity.  The Key Findings of the Quality of Women's Lives Survey is a compilation of the results of the survey as well as the latest research st

October 29, 2013

The theme for this year's Appreciation Day is Let's Rethink Child Care. Together We Can Make It Better.

October 22, 2013

Experts agree that a universal high-quality early learning and child care program reduces poverty, boosts the birth rate, provides economic benefits and most of all benefits our children.

October 7, 2013

 Women 4 Change focuses on urging governments to invest in, not cut, services that improve women’s lives such as child care, elder care, health care and education.