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March 8, 2021
Blog Women's Rights

Silas: Let's put women at the heart of our recovery

March 8 is International Women’s Day, recognized globally as an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had harsh impacts on women in Canada, and around the world. From our predominantly female nurse workforce on the frontlines to the many women who have given up paid work to care for […]

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March 8, 2017
Women's Rights

International Women's Day 2017

The Canadian Labour Congress is inviting union members to challenge the federal government to make real progress toward women’s economic justice. Join the call on the federal government to take three simple actions in 2017: table pay equity legislation, sign a new deal on child care with the provinces and territories, and put paid domestic […]

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January 20, 2017
Child Care Women's Rights


By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker On Saturday, January 21, 2017, people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take part in the Women’s March on Washington and solidarity marches in more than 380 cities around the world. Barb will be marching in Vancouver, Marie will be in Toronto, and we […]

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March 17, 2016
Women's Rights

The voice of women workers at the UN

This week, union women from around the world attended the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This forum brings together governments and civil society from around the world to discuss the implementation of the Global Goals for women and girls worldwide. CFNU […]

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