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Women's Rights Committee Working for Change Workshop

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Workers in community social services understand the major issues facing women, especially the core causes and impact of growing inequality in Canada. Are you interested in learning more about engaging members to become involved in advocating for change? HSA invites members to join us for a day of training that combines the opportunity to network with other HSA members working in community social services with training specifically focused on women and women’s issues.
 
The BC Federation of Labour's Women's Rights Committee and Canadian Labour Congress are holding a session on how to engage in conversations with members about various issues that are important to all of us as we approach the federal election as we work to build a Canada that works for all women.
 
As Benda Hildahl from the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) said: "Women are tired of the lip service politicians give our issues, because they aren't just women's issues. All of these issues have an impact on the economic stability of our communities and our country. We need the leaders to commit to talking directly to women about their concrete plans to resolve increasing inequality."
 
This is your chance to join Women's Committee members and other women from our unions as we take concrete steps to work for change.

LOCATION:  HSA OFFICE:  180 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
  
Monday February 23, 2015
  
9 am – Noon
Discussion of issues unique to HSA members working in the community social services sector with Labour Relations Officers Sharon Geoghegan and Geri Grigg.
 
1 - 4 pm
How to effect change on women’s issues with Chantal O'Neill, Canadian Labour Congress, and Kassandra Cordero, BC Federation of Laboour
 
HSA will provide wage replacement and travel costs for members to attend this training.  Registration will be available on-line tomorrow (February 4).
 
For more information, please contact Leila Lolua at 604 517-0994 or 1 800 663-2017 or llolua@hsabc.org.

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