National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2009

December 6, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which 14 women were singled because they were women and murdered. The École Polytechnique was not only a college, but also a workplace.

“The violence is there in our workplaces and in our homes.” Irene Harris, secretary-treasurer of the Ontario Federation of Labour

The Ontario Federation of Labour has been working to end workplace violence and ensure working women have workplace protections, legislative rights and strong violence prevention plans in Ontario workplaces.

The Occupational Health & Safety Act is being amended (Bill 168) to include harassment and domestic violence as it follows women into the workplace.

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