Increased protections for women both on and off the job is the focus of meetings Monday between women union leaders and politicians in Victoria.
The delegation of 30 union heads, a lobby organized by the B.C. Federation of Labour, will be proposing concrete steps focusing on safety for women from violence, assaults and harassment.
The assembly is running throughout the day.
“We’ll be seeking support for a host of measures that will keep women safer at work, in the community and at home,” B.C. Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger said in a release.
Improved sexual assault services at B.C. health care facilities, updated employment laws to include domestic violence leave and protections for women to address sexual violence and harassment on the job are among the issues that will be raised at the legislature.
The meetings come ahead International Women’s Day on Thursday.
There will be a celebration of women at Centennial Square in Victoria from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.