To: All TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: December 6, 2013
Re: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Today we remember and mourn the loss of 14 women murdered in 1989 at Montréal's École Polytechnique, just because they were women. December 6 is the day when we make the lives of these women – of all women and children touched by violence - count.
We make a difference when we speak out against bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind, and we make a difference when unions raise the issue of violence at the bargaining table, or advocate for effective workplace violence legislation.
This year, to honour the day, the Canadian Labour Congress has partnered with the University of Western Ontario’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children (CREVAWC) to launch a nation-wide survey of the prevalence and impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces. This marks the first time a survey of this kind has been conducted in Canada.
To participate in the survey and for more information on Canada’s Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, please click here.