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isn’t the only place where CUPE women are making their voices heard. At the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, currently underway in New York, CUPE equality representative Annick Desjardins is participating as one of over 80 trade-union delegates from around the world.

The session is aimed at promoting women’s access to full employment and decent work, including education and training. Trade union delegates have made it clear that public services play a critical role in supporting women’s equal work rights.

Desjardins has been actively lobbying government representatives from around the world to ensure that the importance of public services is reflected in the Statement of Agreed Conclusions at the end of the session.

She’s also offered some of her thoughts on a joint blog about the event, put together by Public Services International (PSI), Education International (EI), and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).