Each year on December 6, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we honour the memory of the 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal who were murdered in 1989 because they were women.
Members of the Saskatoon Regional Women's Committee got together on November 11 to make Purple Ribbons for the ongoing campaign. The sisters who attended made over 600 ribbons for distribution to Locals. Along with the ribbons, they also made purple cards that explain the purple ribbon movement, asking members to wear the ribbons to demonstrate that "We Are All Affected" by the cuts, and we oppose them.
The union representing over 8,000 members in Manitoba is once again teaming up with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club to collect school supplies at Canad Inns Stadium gates before the next home game on Friday, August 24, 2012.