Mar 05, 2021

Statement on International Women’s Day from CUPE BC Executive Board

Along with our national union, CUPE BC joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8.

Across the country, CUPE members are participating in virtual community events celebrating women’s activism and reaffirming our commitment to gender justice.

The theme of IWD this year is “Choose to Challenge,” which is a very apt theme for CUPE and the broader labour movement. Unions exist to challenge the status quo, whether at the bargaining table, the workplace or in our communities. Let’s all “choose to challenge” the patriarchal inequities and barriers that women face. As we emerge from the pandemic—which disproportionately affected women, particularly marginalized women—it is essential that we demand that governments at all levels ensure that the economic recovery from the pandemic be centred on women.

We encourage all members and Locals in B.C. to participate in (virtual) events in their communities, and we recommit our union to continuing the fight for true equality. Click here to visit CUPE National’s International Women’s Day page.


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