Today and every day, CUPE celebrates women’s union activism.

CUPE women have always been at the forefront of the fight for gender justice. At the bargaining table, through political action and on the picket lines, women are showing leadership and building solidarity. We are using our collective power to fight for stronger public services, fair wages, and better working conditions.

Women are still far more likely to be subjected to violence and harassment, especially if they are also young, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous or trans. CUPE women are working to end gender-based violence in all its forms – at work, at home, and in our own union.

As we fight for women’s rights, we recognize that all struggles for human rights are interconnected. Solidarity is a powerful tool, and we unite with women across the globe demanding peace and a more just world.

To achieve justice for all women, we must dismantle all forms of oppression that women face including racism, transphobia, ableism, homophobia, and colonization.

This International Women’s Day, CUPE urges members to:

Take action:

  • Take the pledge to build a safer and more inclusive union
  • Take steps to implement CUPE’s Anti-Racism Strategy in your local.
  • Share Momentum’s #Act4QueerSafety campaign and tell the federal government to protect trans kids.

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