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IWD 2022: Gender equality depends on a healthy care economy

March 7, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking International Women’s Day 2022 by highlighting the critical importance of care work, and calling for greater support for care workers and investments in Canada’s care systems. “We all need care at some point in our lives. It is vital, skilled and life-sustaining work that supports our families, economy, and communities,” said Bea Bruske, President of the…
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#WeAreTheRecovery: Pandemic response must centre women’s economic justice

March 8, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking International Women’s Day by calling on the federal government to focus on women’s economic justice in their pandemic recovery plans, which must include a national, universal childcare program. “It’s no secret that the gendered impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have hurt women the most, especially those who also face other forms of discrimination and marginalization,” said…
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#DoneWaiting: Make Canada a Leader in Global in Gender Equality

March 7, 2020
This International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to meet its international obligations and show real progress towards women’s equality and economic justice. “We know some steps the federal government can take right now to be a global leader in gender equality—if they are bold enough,” said Marie Clarke Walker, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress.…
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When government, employers & unions take domestic violence seriously

March 8, 2019
By Hassan Yussuff, Derrick Hynes, and the Hon. Patty Hajdu In the four years since the release of the first-ever pan-Canadian study on the impact of domestic violence at work, unions, employers and governments have embarked on a remarkable joint project to help protect jobs and promote workplace safety. We now have a common understanding of the magnitude of this…
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International Women’s Day: #DoneWaiting for equality in the workplace

March 5, 2019
Canada’s Unions are marking International Women’s Day in 2019 with a bold message on the future of women and work: women are #DoneWaiting for fairness at work. It’s time to expose what it’s like #BeingAWomanAtWork and demand changes to help make workplaces and working life better for women. #DoneWaiting is a campaign for women’s economic justice. Launched one year ago, the campaign…
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Gender Equality

December 20, 2018
Women’s wages shouldn’t come at a discount, but the gender pay gap in Canada hasn’t improved in decades. In fact, for many women, it’s getting worse.
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A day rooted in women’s ongoing struggle for fairness, economic equality and social justice.

March 8, 2018
March 8, 1975 marked the first declaration of International Women’s Day (IWD) by the United Nations, but its roots trace back to a 1909 protest in support of women garment workers in New York City. Unions have been key to changing the lives of working women – from the bread and roses movement, to bargaining (and striking) to win parental…
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Women in Canada are #donewaiting for economic justice

March 7, 2018
This International Women’s Day, Canada’s unions are launching a campaign with a powerful message for the federal government: women in Canada are #donewaiting for economic justice and want action, not rhetoric. The CLC’s #donewaiting campaign outlines concrete ways the federal government can remove three key barriers to women’s economic justice: wage discrimination, sexual harassment and violence and the child care…
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