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December 6, 2017

We must never forget December 6, 1989

Today and each year on this day, we pause to remember the tragic events of December 6, 1989. December 6 is the anniversary of the murder of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, simply because they were women. And December 6 has become a date to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

CEIU is committed to being a union that is free from harassment, discrimination and violence in all forms. Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable ongoing tragedy. We ask everyone to take time, particularly today, to reflect on these serious issues and how we, as members of CEIU can work to make our workplaces, our union and ultimately the world a more equitable and safe place for all. CEIU is committed to advancing women’s issues in the workplace and in our home communities.  The recent restructuring of Women’s Leadership is focused on shifting empowerment​ back into the hands of women at all levels and not just on the executive, who will guide and nurture grassroots movements.

We challenge you to take part in a vigil today!

December 6 is also the 12th day of the #16DaysOfActivism Against Gender Violence, which starts with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and ends on Human Rights Day, December 10 or

We must never forget… never forget.

December 6, 1989.

In Sisterhood and Solidarity

Jodi MacPherson, CEIU National Vice-President (Women’s Issues), Eastern Canada


Lynda MacLellan, CEIU National Vice-President (Women’s Issues), Western Canada
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