Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

December 06, 2011 04:00 ET

REMINDER: CUPE Nova Scotia to take part in December 6 'Not So Silent Vigil'

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2011) - CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says the union will be marking this December 6 - the National Day of Remembrance and Action on violence against women - by taking part in the 'Not So Silent Vigil' being put on by the Halifax and District Labour Council.

The event takes place at 5:45 pm, December 6 in front of the Halifax North Memorial Public Library (2285 Gottingen Street).

December 6 marks the anniversary of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique shootings, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered. One of the women was a CUPE member.

Says Cavangh, "The most important thing we can do this December 6 is raise public awareness on the issue of violence against women.

"The statistics on violence against women are startling. According to the Canadian Labour Congress, every minute of every day a Canadian woman or child is being sexually assaulted, and each week one to two women are murdered by a current or former partner. Homicide is the number one killer of women in the workplace.

Contact Information

  • Danny Cavanagh
    CUPE NS President
    (902) 957-0822 (Cell)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    (902) 455-4180 (o)