On the third anniversary of the Global Women's March, marches were held in many cities across Canada. Thousands of people are marching to condemn inequality and violence against women. The first Women's March was held on January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Worldwide participation at the first march was estimated to be 7 million (Wikipedia) and the tradition continues.
Also on RadioLabour Canada’s Country Report for the week January 14-18, 2019:
- In Alberta a campaign by the labour movement has resulted in the provincial government banning employers from forcing women to wear high heels at work.
- A strike by 50,000 garment workers has highlighted the poor wages and working conditions of the mostly young women workers. Global unions are proposing long term solutions.
- The LabourStart Report about union events around the country.
- And UnioNation sings an old Wobblies song: “Rebel Girl”.
RadioLabour is the international labour movement’s radio service. It was established nine years ago to report on union issues and events with an emphasis on developing countries. It is now producing country-specific programmes starting with Canada. Its primary reporters are members of The Canadian Freelance Union, a community chapter of UNIFOR. Its host is Marc Bélanger, a former head of the labour education programme of the International Labour Organization in Turin Italy. RadioLabour’s reporters are accredited by the International Federation of Journalists.
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