TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ -
Event: More than 100 women leaders of SEIU, Canada's largest healthcare union, will form a flash mob at Dundas Square tomorrow morning to raise awareness of the 28% wage gap between men and women in Ontario. Ontario's pay gap between men and women is one of the highest in the Western world.
The flash mob, which will kick off SEIU's 2013 Women's Leadership Conference, will lead into a weekend of International Women's Day activities, which is celebrated annually on March 9th. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/VLWCcd.
|Where:||Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto|
|1 Dundas St E Toronto, ON M5B 2R8|
|When:||Friday, March 8, 2013|
|10:00am - 10:45am|
|Interview opportunities:||Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Local 1 Canada|
|Cheri DiNovo, MPP for Parkdale-High Park and NDP Critic for Women's Issues|
|Mary Cornish, Chair, Equal Pay Coalition|
| Photo opportunity: Media is encouraged to capture the dance. There will be a photo opportunity
immediately following the flash mob.
About SEIU Local 1 Canada
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Canada, the country' largest healthcare union, represents more than 50,000 healthcare and community services workers in Ontario. SEIU members, more than 85% of whom are women, work in hospitals, home care, nursing and retirement homes and community services throughout the province. SEIU Local 1 Canada has a strong track record of achieving fair wages, benefits and safe working conditions for front-line healthcare workers, as well as strengthening standards in patient and client care.
SOURCE: Service Employees International Union Local 1 Canada
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