Women of Steel Join Global Women’s Conference

USW delegationWomen of Steel from Canada and the United States joined sisters from Unite the Union in the UK to be part of IndustriALL’s first Women World Conference. More than 300 women trade unionists from over 60 countries gathered in Vienna September 14-16 to address challenges facing women in the workplace.

The conference unanimously passed a resolution to increase the percentage of women in lndustriALL leadership from 30 to 40 per cent and endorsed a new IndustriALL campaign to stop violence against women.

IndustriALL web site with links to conference documents and photos


Photo: USW’s delegation included Marie-Danielle Lapointe, District 5 education coordinator; Carol Landry, International Vice-President; Adriane Paavo, CNO Education & Equality department leader; Sheila Harris, District 9 staff representative and WOS coordinator; and Leann Foster, assistant to the International President.

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