Tuesday, March 6

NUPGE-World marking 30th anniversary of International Women's Day

On this International Women’s Day, Canadian women are faced with serious challenges. In recent months Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has made a series of decisions that seriously undermine equality for women in Canada. They have cancelled federal/provincial child care agreements, eliminated the Court Challenges Program and refused to implement a proactive pay equity law. The government has also cut funding to the Status of Women Canada by 38.5% and closed 12 of the 16 offices. The funding rules have now been changed so that women’s groups which do research or advocate for equality are no longer eligible. And “equality” has been eliminated from the mandate of Status of Women Canada.“For decades Canadian women have fought to put all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that is equality together. Now rather than coming closer to a complete picture of equality, pieces are being taken out,” stated James Clancy, national president of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

LINK:NUPGE website
LINK: IWD Poster in pdf

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