Women's Issues

20 Oct 2016

"This kind of wage discrimination is not an accident, it is firmly rooted in society. The only way we can stop the growing income inequality is to ensure that women's work is fairly paid, equal and valued." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

14 Oct 2016

"If the Liberals believe pay equity is a human right, then it needs to be addressed today not in 2 years.If they believe that it is in the best interests of Canada to have women participating fully in our economic, social and democratic life then they need to make it happen now." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

04 Aug 2016

NWAC will work with the National Inquiry to ensure that all voices that need to be heard will be heard. — Dawn Lavell-Harvard, NWAC President

29 Apr 2016

“In fact, 76% of shelters have relied on food donations in the last six months to meet their needs." - Lise Martin, Executive Director of CNWSTH

29 Mar 2016

"Breaking the cycle of abuse can be tremendously difficult and, as a province, we should be doing everything we can to help people in this regard." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

08 Mar 2016

“If we are going to improve the quality of women’s lives and stop the growing income inequality that exists in this country, we have to ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

23 Feb 2016

"Victims of domestic violence struggle with its effects in every aspect of their life and those issues follow victims to their jobs every single day. We all need to be part of the solution in helping victims." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

11 Feb 2016

Join the Women's Memorial March in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to demand justice for missing Indigenous women and girls. 

26 Jan 2016

“I’m delighted the Premier has turned her mind to the intolerable situation in Saudi Arabia. But what’s she going to do about the pain she’s inflicted on Ontario’s colleges? That’s where this whole mess started” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas

19 Jan 2016

“If the government is actually serious about narrowing the wage gap, it should stop the wage cuts and start recognizing its human rights obligations under the Pay Equity Act." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President


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