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Ontario's Union for fairness, equality and respect at work.

Thousands of women took to the streets of downtown Toronto on January 20 for the city's second Women’s March.

They carried signs, “This is What a Feminist Looks like,” “Rise Up” and “Won’t Stop Until it Rains Glass.”

Members, staff and allies marched for social change and equity. They also reaffirmed their commitment to stand up against hateful actions and rhetoric that threatens our workplaces and communities. 

The marches began last year in the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and drew millions of women and allies to the streets.

“Women across the world are making their voice heard—the time for equality and justice is now,” said President Wayne Hanley. “In 2018, it’s unacceptable that women continue to face barriers to their advancement and earn less than their male counterparts due to institutional and structural prejudice and discrimination. It’s unacceptable that women continue to be underrepresented at various levels of governments municipally, provincially and federally. We, as a society, need to do better. It's important for us to do what we can to support our sisters and help them soar. We are proud to be part of this movement and we are committed to working with our sisters in achieving equality and building a fairer Canada for all.”

Glacier Effs-Samuel, Recorder for 1006A, organized the local union’s participation in the event.

“What an amazing day! Thank you to everyone who came out and together, we will rise together.”