LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex (LGBTQ2SI) workers often experience discrimination in the workplace.

This can surface through hostility, unequal treatment, social isolation, homophobia, transphobia and violence.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirited, trans and queer (LGBTQ) workers often experience discrimination in the workplace. This can surface through hostility, unequal treatment, social isolation, homophobia, transphobia and violence. This can surface through hostility, unequal treatment, social isolation, homophobia, transphobia and even violence.

Unions are a powerful force for equality and justice in the workplace, and have made significant gains for all LGBTQ workers in Canada. Some of these are:

  • equal benefits
  • parental leave
  • right to marriage  

Today we are working to have better legislation in anti-discrimination and anti-harassment areas.

Issues and Research

Canada’s unions are kicking off Pride season by renewing the call for universal pharmacare.

Posted: 4 June 2018
News

Events are listed by region.

 

Posted: 31 May 2018
Events

Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to make it easier for workers to report harassment and violence by implementing anti-reprisal measures, including whistleblower protection.

Posted: 17 May 2018
News

Canada’s unions have a long history of celebrating diversity and challenging discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Posted: 11 April 2018
News

Canada’s unions are welcoming today’s apology for the so-called National Security purge that saw the decades-long government-sanctioned and systematic persecution of LGBTQ2SI workers.

Posted: 28 November 2017
News

October 7, 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work, a day when unions around the world unite in action...

Posted: 5 October 2017
News