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Int'l women's day letter

  1. 1. District 6 Ontario & Atlantic Provinces March 2014 Marty Warren District Director International Women’s Day 2014 is a day to celebrate the hard work of women activists and women’s committees whose work advances women’s equality within the union and across the globe. Dear Sisters and Brothers Women of all races, ages, sexual orientation and abilities are among those people who gain from union membership. But women’s equality is under attack: from government efforts to weaken unions through bills like C377 and C-525. The drive to lower wages and programs like the Temporary Foreign Workers program continue to lower the standard of living for women and their families. We must continue the fight with an even greater energy. I want to salute the work of our District 6 women’s committee. These sisters work tirelessly along with allies to champion issues important to woman across the labour movement and throughout our global society. The committee has a very ambitious agenda for 2014 with a focus on childcare and domestic violence in addition to supporting the work of local union women’s committees. If you are not already a committee member, locate one near you and dedicate yourself to renewed action inside that committee. Please ensure you sign up for WIN (Women’s Information Network) and the TUBE from our District 6 website so you are always “in the loop” with the great work being done by sisters and brothers in our union and beyond. Several of our committee’s offer IWD breakfast and I urge you to gather your family and go to breakfast to show respect and support. The breakfasts are located in; Toronto - Mary Spratt Breakfast- Saturday March 08, 9am-10.30 am at 25 Cecil Street. Tickets $10.00 each. Contact the office at 416 977-7274 for tickets. Hamilton- Norma Bertie Breakfast - Sunday March 9th at 1031 Barton Avenue East, It starts at 9:30. Tickets are $5.00 each. Contact the office 905 545-3008 for tickets. Peel Halton –Sunday March 9th – Sagan Banquet Hall 7180 Edwards Blvd, Mississauga- 11:00am- 2:00pm Tickets $15 each. For tickets contact Gogi Bhandal 416 417-5503. In Solidarity, Marty Warren Director, District 6 United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union 200 Ronson Drive, Suite 300, Etobicoke, ON Canada M9W 5Z9 • 416-243-8792 • 416-243-9573 (Fax) •