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BCNU Encourages Continued Action to Prevent Violence Against Women

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December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

BCNU stands with all members in honouring the lives of 14 women killed in an act of gender-based violence. Thirty years ago, on December 6, 1989, a gunman opened fire at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, destroying the lives of 12 engineering students, one nursing student, and one employee of the university as well as injuring 14 others.

BCNU remembers these 14 women and honours their lives through its commitment to the union's mission statement: to protect and advance the health, social and economic well-being of our members and our communities.

Violence against women remains a serious problem across Canada and it is still a leading cause of workplace injuries. BCNU continues to advocate for violence prevention strategies and programs in all workplaces. In addition, the union is committed to supporting members and connecting them to WorkSafe BC's occupational health and safety resources.

On behalf of our members, we are committed to a genuine and just reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities; we support the recommendations included in the Final Report on National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

You are encouraged to use #OurActionsMatter in your online conversations about violence against women.

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