A demonstration for paid internships to mark the Gloabal Day for Invisible Labour

[Press release by the Montreal Coalition for Paid Internships. Translation by Jonathan Turcotte-Summers.]

Tiohtià:ke (Montreal, unceded Mohawk territory), April 2, 2019 — On this Global Day for Invisible Labour, the activists of the Montreal Coalition for Paid Internships call for participation in the Demonstration Against the Invisibilization of the Work of Women that will take place from 4PM today.  In addition to the interns and students on strike, several organizations that also fight for the recognition of invisible, unpaid, and reproductive labour will take to the street. This is the case especially for Stella, a group that defends the rights of sex workers, and for the Quebec Association of Nurses (Association québécoise des infirmières et infirmiers, or AQII).

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A bill isn’t enough, a strike will be necessary

[Press release by the Montreal Coalition for Paid Internships. Translation by Jonathan Turcotte-Summers.]

Tiohtià:ke (Montreal, unceded Mohawk territory), February 19, 2019 — Already more than 7,500 [now 30,000] students have adopted a strike mandate of at least one week this winter. Many student associations will also hold general assemblies soon in order to increase the pressure on the government, which drags its feet in formulating a serious proposal. Last fall, a clear ultimatum was issued to the Legault government by more than 30 student associations while nearly 60,000 students were on strike in several regions of Quebec.

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