Union Women are Rising Up for Gender Justice!

March 7, 2024

This year on International Women’s Day, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour (NBFL) is highlighting the work that union women have accomplished over the years and is calling for gender justice in workplaces and society. We are facing an affordability crisis in New Brunswick, in Canada and around the world. Women and gender-diverse workers continue to organize for their economic security, their autonomy and their rights. Unions, along with the NBFL, also pledge to continue to strive for progress in workplaces and society.

“Collective victories advancing women’s rights and gender justice must be celebrated. Union women accomplished meaningful progress over the years such as laws addressing economic injustice and new bargaining units in women-dominated sectors. This is a direct result of union women working together to push for change,” said Tasha Salesse, Vice-President Responsible for Women’s Issues with the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. “While we celebrate the victories, we must continue to organize and fight for gender justice. Gender justice benefits everyone: workers, families, communities, and society!”

Union women and gender-diverse workers are active leaders and organizers in the movement for decent work and workplaces, affordable basic needs and public services, and accessible public health care. Union women are not strangers to being on the frontlines of advocating for and achieving just working and living conditions for those who are historically more likely to be impacted by economic inequality. Since the 1970s, union women have been leading the charge delivering results for gender justice at work.

“Union women and gender-diverse workers are trailblazers in the fights for a more feminist and equitable society. Union women are emboldened by their victories to keep pushing the envelope as gender justice champions in every workplace and community,” adds Daniel Legere, President of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour.

The New Brunswick Federation of Labour continues to celebrate women’s achievements throughout the year. The NBFL Women’s Committee is organizing the following events: “We are Stronger Together Breakfasts” on March 23 (Quispamsis, in English) and May 25 (Dieppe, in French), and a Women in Leadership Gala next October in Saint John. For more information, visit our website at: fednb.ca.


For additional information please contact:

Tasha Salesse
NBFL Vice President Responsible for Women’s Issues
(506) 639-9851

Daniel Legere
NBFL President
(506) 857-2125 / (506) 381-8969 (cell)

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