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Canada’s unions welcome new declaration to address gender-based violence

February 3, 2021
Canada’s unions welcome the joint declaration made by Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers responsible for the Status of Women for a Canada free of gender-based violence. The declaration reinforces the right to live free from violence and the need for concrete efforts to address and prevent all forms of gender-based violence. It also sets out a common vision, principles, goals…
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Canada’s unions call for long-term solutions to end gender-based violence

December 4, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women by calling on the federal government to commit to long-term solutions to help survivors and to put an end to gender-based violence. December 6 marks the 31st anniversary of the shooting at Montréal’s École Polytechnique where fourteen women were killed in what was then Canada’s…
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Canada’s unions call for a National Action plan on Gender-Based Violence

November 25, 2020
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by calling on the federal government to establish a National Action Plan on Violence against Women and Gender-based Violence. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – observed every year on November 25 – also marks the start of 16 Days of Activism…
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Canada’s unions launch initiative to shine a light on harassment and violence at work

October 21, 2020
With the pandemic as the backdrop, researchers and unions are launching a national survey that aims to gauge the severity and measure the response to violence and harassment in Canada’s workplaces. “The issue of violence and harassment at work has taken on new urgency during COVID-19,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). “Workers facing violence and harassment…
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Canada’s Unions Echo Call for Justice for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

June 21, 2020
Canada’s unions are expressing solidarity and support for Indigenous peoples and communities calling for specific reforms recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “We as a movement are raising our voices to express alarm and outrage over recent incidents of police brutality, including the deaths of Chantal Moore and Rodney Levi,” said Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour…
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Canada’s unions renew call for National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls

April 29, 2020
As the country mourns the loss of twenty-two lives in last week’s horrific mass shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada’s unions are once again calling for a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls. Although there is still much we do not know about this tragedy, now the deadliest massacre in Canadian history, it has come to light that…
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Canada’s unions join #VirtualDayofPink with a renewed call for solidarity against homophobia and transphobia

April 8, 2020
In 2020, we are celebrating International Day of Pink – a day to raise awareness and combat homophobic and transphobic bullying and harassment – in the context of a global pandemic. While many us are making sure that we #stayathome, we still need to be aware of the threat of homophobic and transphobic violence that persists online, at home, and…
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Home is not safe for everyone: Domestic violence during a pandemic

March 26, 2020
Canada’s unions are calling for increased vigilance and awareness to the growing risk of domestic violence amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The recommendation that people stay in their homes, along with added financial pressure and stress, can elevate the risk of violence and further entrenches isolation, which increases opportunities for abusers to exert power and control. Women’s shelters and transition houses…
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Hundreds of activists bring union priorities to the Hill

February 25, 2020
OTTAWA – Hundreds of union activists are meeting with Members of Parliament and Senators today to discuss issues they want to see addressed in this Parliament’s first budget — with national pharmacare as their top priority. “We know that universal, public pharmacare will be less expensive and keep more people healthy and out of the hospital,” said Hassan Yussuff, President…
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Canada’s unions mark 30th anniversary of Polytechnique Massacre

December 6, 2019
It has been thirty years since fourteen lives were lost in an act of misogynistic violence at Montréal’s École Polytechnique. Every year since, communities across the country have mourned those, and innumerable others, lost to gender-based violence with a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.   While recent federal initiatives have progressed the drive to end institutionalized…
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