HEU members encouraged to participate in national survey on domestic violence

The United Nations has called upon governments across the world to develop national action plans to end violence against women by 2015. Women’s groups, trade unions and allies across Canada have echoed the call.

The Canadian government has continually moved us backward, cutting key funding to programs that help survivors of violent acts.

As the B.C. health care services division of CUPE National, HEU has joined other labour organizations and Western University in Ontario to gather information on violence against women to support campaigns and lobbying initiatives.

Recently, the Canadian Labour Congress launched a national survey to document the impacts of violence against women on workers and the workplace, including working at home.

HEU members, particularly in community health and community social services, work every single day to support individuals and families affected by violence.

And the union continues to be dedicated to ending violence against women through raising awareness and other campaign projects.

The survey can be found at <http://fluidsurveys.com/s/DVatWork/>.

(with files from CUPE)