Remembering the Victims of the Polytechnique Tragedy 

Today, we remember the 14 women who were murdered  in extremely violent circumstances at  the École Polytechnique de Montréal 30 years ago.  We at CAPE want to honor them by reaffirming our commitment to help prevent violence against women and to protect and support women at risk, where we can.
The Polytechnique tragedy is commemorated annually as Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which also falls within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign that runs annually from November 25 to December 10. The campaign is meant to mobilize the world around the urgent need to address gender-based violence.­
The tragic event of December 6, 1989, will forever be ingrained in our collective memory as an act . . . CONTINUE READING

A New Clause for Victims of Domestic Violence

As part of its commitment to supporting victims of violence, CAPE successfully negotiated the inclusion of a “Domestic Violence Leave” in the new collective agreements*.  This was a compassionate decision to better assist our members who may be victims of abuse. The specific articles are listed below:
  • Article 21.18 for ECs
  • Article 21.24 for TRs
NOTE: We are told that the new collective agreements should be available on the Treasury Board web site shortly.

LoP and PBO members may refer to Article 19.18 “Leave with or without pay for Other Reasons” of their respective collective agreements to acquire leave for spousal/domestic abuse.  Members will need to consult with their immediate supervisors.

As these matters are sensitive, we strongly advise you to contact your Labour Relations Officer as well.

Are Your at Risk?
Victims of abuse have many options to get help and we encourage them to do so.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can:

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