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World March of Women 2010: Marching against poverty and social exclusion

Meeting place on October 12th at 11 a.m.
(corner of St. Patrick and Island, in front of the Welfare offices – 2175 St-Patrick)

Bring your lunch and wear someting orange !

Free soup will be servied on site!

 

So that women can provide for themselves and for the people who depend upon them, and so that women can best decide for themselves how to do this...

  • We demand an immediate increase in the minimum wage so that those working 40 hours a week have an income that brings them up to the low-income level as set by Statistics Canada for a single person. To do this the minimum wage must be set at $10.66 per hour for 2010.
  • We demand doing away with the different categories of welfare ( “able to work”, “not able to work”) to get rid of discrimination against different people, and to make sure that everyone has a decent income that will cover their basic needs. This amount should go up every year to take account of inflation.

We will be marching through the Point and we'll stop at several key spots.  We'll join up with the women marchers from Verdun and have a lunch break on the banks of the lovely Lachine Canal. Free and delicious soup will be served - but bring your lunch ! (we'll have  tents in case of rain). Then we'll meet up with the women of St-Henri and continue our march to the park beside Lionel-Groulx métro.

A warm welcome to all women on the 12th at  11 a.m..... and  also to those men who support these demands!

 

Transportation available for women with reduced mobility.

 

Call at Madame prend congé 514-933-2507 if you need a free bus ticket for the return.

 

For more information : http://ccpsc.qc.ca/mmf2010

An invitation from the Pointe-Saint-Charles local committee for the World March of Women 2010

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