SORWUC formed to organise women workers

SORWUC formed to organise women workers

Announcement Date: 1972

The Service, Office and Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC), a feminist union, is formed to organize workers in women-dominated occupations that were often not represented by unions at that time. It was designed to be membership driven and had considerable success in the first 5 or 6 years, especially in British Columbia where it originated.  SORWUC faced huge opposition from employers, especially the banks, and also received little support from the rest of the labour movement. It disbanded in 1986.