Happy International Women's Day to the strong sisters of 87-M!

Unifor 87-M wishes a Happy International Women's Day to all our strong, inspiring sisters!

Unifor marks International Women’s Day with an intersectional approach to gender equality and a particular recognition of the barriers facing Indigenous women, women with disAbilities, non-binary people, racialized and trans women.

Women’s inequality is still glaringly evident in the gender pay gap, low numbers of women in leadership, high rates of gender-based violence and the frustrating lack of action on structures of equality such as universal child care.

At the local level, our Women’s Committee is busy trying to ramp up women’s participation in local leadership positions and tackling harassment and inequity in our workplaces. We will be holding elections for the Women’s Committee on April 17 after the Annual General Membership meeting.

Join the celebrations marking International Women’s Day in your community. Here is a list of events happening in various Ontario communities:


March 9, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

25 Cecil Street, M5T 1N1

Mary Spratt IWD Breakfast

Hosted by United Steel Workers - Toronto Area Council


March 9, 2019 - 11 a.m. (Rally), 1 p.m. (March)

OISE auditorium, 252 Bloor St W, M5S 1V6

Rally and march

Hosted by the Toronto International Women's Day Committee


March 9, 2019 - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

600 Wabanaki Drive, (Local 1106 Union Hall), N2C 2K4

Social/breakfast brunch

Hosted by Unifor Local 1106, RSVP is required.


March 10, 2019 - 10 a.m (social) 12 noon (lunch)

Unifor Local 222 Union Hall, 1425 Phillip Murray Ave, L1J 8L4

Social and lunch

Ticket required. Hosted by Unifor Local 222


Mar 1, 2019 – 6 p.m.

1855 Turner Road, N8W 3K2

Celebrating Women's Movement - Dinner and Draw

Ticket required. Hosted by Unifor Locals 200 and 444