UNIFOR LOCAL 649
Making a Difference Together
Unifor Local 649 aims to spread the message of justice and worker empowerment. We believe that a single action can make a significant difference in our communities, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through investment of time and resources, our team works to improve the lives of workers, their families, and Saskatchewan society as a whole.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established this day of mourning and remembrance to mark the anniversary of the murders of 14 female engineering students at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989 in an act of gender-based violence.
The 14 women who were killed in this brutal act were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault and Annie Turcotte.
This day is an opportunity to reflect on violence against women in our society and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. It is a day on which communities and individuals can come together, speak out, and take action to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Violence against women and girls is the world’s largest and most persistent human rights violation. It transcends all boundaries. Unifor 649 encourages you to stand in solidarity on December 6 by attending vigils and commemorative events in your area.
UNIFOR LOCAL 649 AT A GLANCE
Our Union knows that strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our united collective. Back in 2013, the leadership of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union joined with the Canadian Autoworkers Union to create a socially progressive union that we know as Unifor today.