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December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and marks the 25th anniversary of the Montréal Massacre, in which 14 women were targeted and murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal because they were women.
The majority of CUPE Ontario members are women and we have a proud history, as sisters and brothers, of standing together for the rights of all women. In workplaces, we have negotiated contracts containing anti‐harassment language and pay equity provisions. We mounted a multi‐year political action campaign to achieve legislation protecting workers from workplace violence and harassment. And we are continuing our work to break down barriers to employment equity and to ensure safe workplaces. Our history of strong women leaders has built CUPE Ontario and the labour movement into a powerful voice for equality.
In our communities, we can all help to end the violence.
Let us not forget…
Genevieve Bergeron was 21 years old
Helene Colgan was 23 years old
Nathalie Croteau was 23 years old
Barbara Daigneault was 22 years old
Anne‐Marie Edward was 21 years old
Maud Haviernick was 29 years old
Barbara Maria Klucznik was 31 years old
Maryse Leclair was 23 years old
Annie St‐Arneault was 23 years old
Michele Richard was 21 years old
Maryse Laganiere, CUPE member, was 25 years old
Anne‐Marie Lemay was 22 years old
Annie Turcotte was 21 years old
Sonia Pelletier was 23 years old