It has been 27 years since the tragic event at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal where 14 women were murdered.

On December 6, Unifor members across the country will organize memorials, forums and events to commemorate the 14 women who were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989. The day, marked as the “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women”, provides an opening for all citizens and activists to challenge the issue of gender-based violence in Canada.

Oxford Unifor Local’s will be joining with Oxford Regional Labour Council to commemorate the 27th year of this tragic event with ceremony at the Woodstock Courthouse Monument, 415 Hunter Street, Woodstock, Ontario at 6pm on December 6th.

December 6 is a day to remember the lives lost to violence, but it is also a day to take action. These actions will include learning more about existing tools such as recent changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario and paid domestic violence leave in Manitoba. These tools are needed in all provinces and territories.

Unifor National has put together materials to assist in taking these issues forward, the can be found by visiting http://www.unifor.org/en/take-action/campaigns/workers-facing-domestic-violence-lobbying-economic-support

 

 

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