Mobilising, organising and lobbying is critical to build and ensure governments’ support for an ILO Convention and a Recommendation at the ILO Conference in June 2018.
As part of a labour movement that stands up for equality and fairness, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging its members to participate in the march in their community to demand gender, racial, social and economic justice.
The conference will be a chance for community partners, policy makers, researchers, activists, survivors, and others to engage with the shelter sector.
“Unions have a significant role to play in ensuring women's safety at home and in the workplace and in advocating for support for women facing violence every day. On December 6, we take time to remember and to re-commit to the work that needs to be done to end violence against women." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
"Lack of availability of safe and affordable housing is a major barrier for women fleeing violence." — Lise Martin, Executive Director of Women's Shelters Canada
“We should be long past the days where we turn a blind eye to women and girls suffering from violence,” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
This leaflet describes the need for support of women in communitites across Canada. It takes stock of the continued inequity faced by women and reflects on the challenges faced by Women's Centres and the services they offer 24/7. Finally it is a call to recognize the hard work done by staff and the need for government action to support the workers and these services.
In 2013 the National Union's Women's Training Session brought together activists from across the country to discuss two important initiatives: the Quality of Women's Lives project and the All Together Now! campaign's Women 4 Change. Throughout the day and half training session, activists heard speakers on life balance/work balance, on the use of social media as well as information on the two initiatives. During the training session, participants took part in two workshops. They enthusiastically talked, debated, shared and strategized. The report of the traini
The National Union has a proud history of working for and promoting women's rights and equality. Aiding the National Union in its work on issues affecting women within Canada and around the world, is its Advisory Committee on Women's Issues (ACWI). Established in 1976 as the National Union's Human Rights (Women's Rights) Committee, the ACWI has addressed many issues including pay equity, women's leadership, child care, women health, life/work balance and violence against women. Ever Forward provides an overview of the work done by the National Union and the ACWI over the past de
This educational leaflet is designed to promote and strengthen Women's Committees in unions. This leaflet explains that women's committees are an essential factor in reaching our goal of creating stronger unions by empowering individuals and building solidarity. At the same time, women's committees bring us closer to our shared principles of equality, justice and fairness for all. Find out why every union needs an active women's committee by reading this pamphlet.