Let’s choose to challenge gender inequality and fight for a just recovery

This International Women’s Day, and every day, let’s #ChooseToChallenge gender inequality in our fight to do more to support women and gender diverse individuals during this pandemic and afterwards.

No recovery can be complete without paid sick days for every worker, universally accessible and affordable child care, and wage increases for the many unsung heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic in jobs that care for our seniors, our children, and our most vulnerable – most of these jobs are performed by women and have been underpaid for far too long.

In our decades-long fight for universal child care, we are now at a key time to hold the federal government to their Throne Speech commitment to create a national early learning and child care system. To ensure this is not just an empty gesture or lost in empty campaign promises, we must speak up! Click here for more information about child care issues and advocacy for universal child care by CUPE. 

Today, we also celebrate the many achievements of women and allies standing in solidarity within their unions and the broader labour movement to secure hard-fought economic and social justice for women– from paid maternity leave to compassionate care leave and much more through the years. Let’s continue to break down barriers in 2021 and beyond!

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