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OTTAWA Joining women from across Canada, the head of Canadas largest union will be on Parliament Hill Sunday, supporting the demands of the World Womens March for an end to poverty and violence against women.

Judy Darcy, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, will march with CUPE women from all ten provinces who work in health care, child care, schools and other sectors.

CUPE has launched a major campaign to raise womens wages, ending the historic discrimination that has resulted in women earning only 70 cents for every dollar men earn. Through bargaining, organizing and mobilizing, CUPE is working at the grassroots to improve womens wages, while also calling for government action to end poverty.

Darcy will be available to speak with media on the Hill.

Sunday, 15 October 2:00 p.m. Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Photo Editors: The CUPE contingent will be easy to spot. Just look for the huge yellow Up with Womens Wages! balloons in a sea of balloons of all colours.


For more information, contact Catherine Louli at 851-0547