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CUPE has put together a short video on December 6th the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

The video is drawn from a joint speech by National President Judy Darcy and former National Action Committee on the Status of Women president Judy Rebick. The two leaders spoke at an OFL conference in Toronto last November on the 10th anniversary of the slaying of 14 women, one of them a CUPE worker, at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

In the video Rebick reads a very moving, award-winning newspaper article written by reporter Stevie Cameron which appeared in The Globe and Mail in December 1989.

Darcy speaks of some of the lesser known details about the event, including how CUPE members who are workers at the school experienced the event and related their stories to her.

The video comes with guidelines to facilitate its use in workshops and group screenings not only around December 6th but throughout the year to mobilize action to stop violence against women.

Included with the video is a sample letter to the Prime Minister. As well, youll find information on the parties proposals to stop violence against women at cupe.ca.

Order your December 6th video today. The video and/or CUPEs 10th memorial (butterfly) poster are available from the Equality Branch at (613) 237-1590 or e-mail: women@cupe.ca