International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 is a day dedicated to honouring and celebrating women’s achievements throughout history and to the ongoing efforts toward achieving equality for women in all equity-seeking groups.
IWD was started by working women to call attention to poor pay and working conditions. It grew, and today it is a day to recognize the gains we have made and recommit to action to eliminate the barriers that still exist.
Unifor is encouraging members to use this IWD to call for ratification of International Labour Organization Convention 190 for the elimination of harassment and violence in the world of work. An IWD statement with more information will be emailed in the coming days, along with links to social media shareables for IWD.
Leading up to and on IWD, activists around the world will be marching, dancing, attending meals, and sharing on social media. I encourage you all to find a march or event in your community. You can find a partial list of events Unifor locals and activists will be part of here.
Please also ensure to bring high-visibility Unifor materials including flags and clothing and tag us on Twitter @UnifortheUnion, and on Facebook and Instagram at @UniforCanada so we can share your pictures.
Ontario Regional Director