CWU Women Celebrate International Women's Day
Today 8th March is a celebration of womanhood, and the CWU joins in to promote women not just in the Union, but also in workplaces and homes across the country.
But given that we as a country have not progressed to the extent we need to in ensuring qwomen's rights are equal to those of men, it is inevatable that the day focuses on the issues which still ensure women do not have the equality they deserve, and indeed they need if British women are to prosper in this country.
Indeed, the next couples of years during which the UK Government negotiates it's way, or crashes out of the EU; many fear that women's rights along with worker's rights in general will suffer as a result.
CWU's Equal Opportunities Officer, Linda Roy, speaking to the CWU news department said:
"On Wednesday March 8th women worldwide will participate in events to mark International Women's Day. This global movement celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women throughout history.
One of the activities that the CWU are doing takes place on the day of the Joint WAC and Regional Chairs & Secretaries meeting.
On 21st March 2017, to commemorate International Women’s Day a guided walk will take place from the Embankment tube station in London at 9.50am for a 10am start. The walk will be for about 2 hours ending at Westminster tube station. There is a charge of £9.00 per person for the guided walk.