International Women’s Day 2018

On International Women’s Day, March 8, CUPE Ontario members proudly join people from all over the globe in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  We also reaffirm our commitment to the fight for gender equality and women’s rights. The annual event is as much about the women’s movement as it is…

International Women’s Day 2017

On March 8, people across the globe celebrate women’s struggles and achievements by observing International Women’s Day.  The annual event, first celebrated in commemoration of the 1908 strike by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, has deep roots in the labour movement. Women have played a crucial role in the Canadian labour movement, fighting for…

College Street Bar Shutdown!

CUPE Ontario endorses the mandate of the Sexual Assault Action Coalition. The coalition is committed empowering survivors of sexual assault and sexual violence through grassroots initiatives and community collaboration and support.  At CUPE Ontario’s recent Women’s Conference, Sexual Assault Action Coalition co-founder and CUPE 2484 member Viktoria Belle presented on the coalition’s work, and our…

International Women’s Day 2016

Every March 8, people across the globe commemorate women’s achievements and call attention to their struggles by observing International Women’s Day.  In Ontario, women and allies participate in events in solidarity with all women in the fight for equality and social justice. Women have played a crucial role in the Canadian labour movement since its…