THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Women’s Action Network event celebrated International Women’s Day in Thunder Bay with a walk, some talk, some songs, and a delicious meal with supporters at the new OPSEU headquarters this evening.
The message was one of unity.
At the provincial level, OPSEU President Smokey Thomas and Eduardo Almeida say: “On this International Women’s Day we honour all women both inside and outside of OPSEU – including women in the province of Ontario, across Canada, and around the world for the endless contributions they make to their workplaces, families, and to their communities. Women move mountains and we see this every day in the work our sisters do as members of OPSEU and as OPSEU staff”.
“Thank you to the women in leadership roles who have been instrumental in making OPSEU relevant, progressive, and a force to be reckoned with. We have been greatly inspired by you during these past decades as you have broken down barriers in Canadian workplaces. We have stood with you during those years and will continue to pledge our unwavering support in surmounting the obstacles that lie ahead.
“We all face a Premier and a Conservative government that looks to turn back the clock on the many victories you have won. OPSEU won’t let that happen because we know that policies that cater to the interests of big business at the expense of women are wrong. Common sense tells us that good jobs for women mean good jobs and a better economy for us all. To us, every day is International Women’s Day because we fight for women’s rights 365 days a year. There is so much more work to do, and we promise to do that work together with you.”