- Use CUPE’s Stop Workplace Sexual Violence guide and pamphlet to raise awareness, support survivors and challenge sexual violence.
- Read the Inquiry report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and personally commit to taking action to challenge this genocide. Help CUPE hold governments and our own union accountable on implementing the Calls to Justice.
- Organize or attend a December 6 event in your workplace or neighbourhood.
- Bargain and lobby for paid leave and other protections for women facing domestic violence, their situation worsened by COVID-19. See CUPE’s bargaining guide and Canadian Labour Congress resources on domestic violence at work, including a Canadian map of legislated leave.
- Tell your MP to implement a national action plan on violence against women, following the call re-issued by Women’s Shelters Canada and other feminists across the country. Among other actions, we call for ratification of ILO Convention C-190, protections for migrant women and asylum seekers and investment in prevention and response services.
- Lobby your provincial elected representative for domestic violence measures in occupational health and safety legislation; currently, only Alberta and Ontario have those protections.
- Support organizations that support women like Shelter Safe, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Canadian Council for Refugees and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.
Many CUPE members and staff across the country work daily to end gender-based violence and to support workers and families affected. On December 6, CUPE applauds your activism, and we re-dedicate ourselves to ending violence against women.