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…

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Every year on December 6, CUPE members across the province recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, where 14 women were targeted and killed by a lone gunman because of…

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…

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, 2016

Each December 6, CUPE Ontario members join millions across the county in recognizing the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This date marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Montréal, when 14 women were targeted and killed by a lone gunman.  One of those women was Maryse Laganière,…

On Equal Pay Day, a pop-up bake shop in downtown Toronto highlights the real cost of gender wage gap

  Unequal pricing for men and women provides a bittersweet lesson on the true difference between their wages   TORONTO – The true cost of the gender wage gap will be underlined in dollars and cents when representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) set up the “Gender Pay Gap Bake Shop” at…

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…