Survey finds disturbing results about domestic violence and its effects in the workplace.
violence against women
“We’re calling on the B.C. government to guarantee the Ishtar Transition Housing Society keeps these transition houses open.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President.
“I am proud of the work my union and the labour movement as a whole has done for women’s rights. Working together with our allies we have truly made major gains for women’s equality,” said James Clancy, NUPGE's National President. “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s join together to end violence against women and better help the victims."
Survey highlights the voices of women survivors and their children and the voices of front-line shelter workers who are incredible change agents within their communities.
The list of missing and murdered women gets longer every year.
Unions are uniquely placed to make a real difference to the lives of workers who may be experiencing violence in the home. And that makes work safer, for everyone. This December 6, union women are remembering and taking action.
Members of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) will be participating in this years service on December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.