The spring 2020 issue of the British Columbia Building Trades Council member magazine, tradetalk, features two of the Canadian tradeswomen who participated in the 2019 Tradeswomen Building Bridges Delegation to Kerala India. In the article titled “A Bridge Not Too Far,“ Antoniette Yap (Millwrights, Machine Erectors and Maintenance Union Local 2736) and Katy Rhodes (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213) describe their experiences meeting with leaders and members of India’s largest construction union and spending time with the women of the Archana Women’s Centre. Ant describes the trip as “eye opening and educational.” Katy reports that she “was surprised by the similarities faced by women in construction across the two cultures. ‘Women want to be independent to support their families,’ she said. ‘They want a living wage.'”
To read the entire article, click here and go to page 18-19 of tradetalk.