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The Canadian Labour Congress launched its campaign for freedom and equality of women today, to commemorate the murders of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal.

The campaign, which encourages people to send a message to Paul Martin demanding that he keep his promises to women runs until March 8th, International Women’s Day.

CUPE National President Paul Moist encouraged locals to get involved in this issue. He suggested:

  • invite a local women’s group to speak at a local meeting
  • lobby your MP on child care or pay equity
  • set up a stewards training session on how to recognize abuse and what to do about it

Meanwhile, CUPE 474 members are distributing commemorative white ribbons for the tenth year in a row.