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International Women's Day: The campaign #nowNB gains momentum!

2018-03-06

Moncton, March 6, 2018 – Two days before International Women’s Day, more than 12 organizations from various sectors of New Brunswick came together in Moncton to engage with provincial political parties about pay equity in anticipation of the fall 2018 elections.

“Our campaign #nowNB is gaining momentum,” says Frances LeBlanc, Chair of the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity. “We are advocating for a law on pay equity in the private sector to be adopted by 2020. With the help of our allies everywhere in the province, we will drill this message and make ourselves heard until the elections and until we reach our goal.”

Participating organizations explained why pay equity in the private sector is important, both for their sector and for New Brunswick: to advance women’s rights, to ensure women’s financial security and autonomy, to reduce poverty, to ensure greater justice, and to recognize the value of women’s work.

“Political parties are preparing their election platforms as we speak, and we want to remind them that there is still a lot of work to do to achieve pay equity in New Brunswick. More and more people support #nowNB and demand pay equity for the private sector alongside us,” concludes Frances LeBlanc.

Organizations that attended the press conference:

  • Association francophone des ainés du Nouveau-Brunswick, Solange Haché
  • Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick, Yvon Lapierre
  • Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), Karen Dunnett
  • Common Front for Social Justice, Jean-Claude Basque
  • Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles (CPSC), Marie-Thérèse Landry
  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Danny Légère
  • Fédération des étudiants et étudiantes du campus d l’Université de Moncton (FÉÉCUM), Tristian Gaudet
  • New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL), John Gagnon
  • New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU), Paula Doucet
  • NB South Central Transition House, Debrah Westerburg
  • Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick, Lyne Chantale Boudreau
  • Services ruraux pour femmes victimes d’abus du Nouveau-Brunswick, Nadia Losier
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Yves Leger
  • United Way, Kate Doyle

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For information:
Pascale Paulin
Forté Communication

pascale@fortecommunication

(506) 866-3420

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