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Convention delegates marched in Toronto May 26 to launch the Canadian Labour Congress’s new campaign for women’s economic equality.

More than 1,000 unionists, including Paul Moist and Claude Généreux took part.

CLC vice-presidents Barbara Byers and Marie Clarke Walker led the rally.

Speakers pointed out that women working full time earn only 70 per cent as much as men. For women of colour that figure is 64 per cent, while for Aboriginal women it’s 46 per cent.

Unionized women earn 93 per cent of the wage of unionized men.