EQUITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
The mandate of the Equity and Human Rights Committee is to work to eliminate all forms of discrimination in the workplace, in the union, and throughout society.
The committee represents the interests of equity-seeking groups, including Aboriginal and Metis peoples, persons with disabilities, people of colour, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered persons, women, men and allies.
The committee has diverse representation. The committee deals with issues ranging from homophobia in the workplace and racisim, to reasonable accomodation education. Our work includes challenging our own attitudes and practices. The committee has considered employment equity strategies and breaking down systemic barriers and has examined the union's own policies and structures to increase access by members at all levels.