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Women march against austerity in Montreal

MONTREAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, the CSN’s Fédération de la santé et des services sociaux marched to denounce the impacts of austerity measures on women.

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The protest began Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the CSN headquarters.

It ended at Place Émilie-Gamelin.

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According to the federation, the effects of austerity are particularly felt by women, especially in the social services such as health care, child care and education.

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The federation of unions, which represents almost 130,000 members in the public and private sector, intends to intensify its action and force the government’s politics to “change course.”

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