LGBTQ

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.

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

Unions are joining trans Canadians and their allies celebrating the settlement of a landmark human rights complaint today.

Posted: 25 January 2017
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Each year on November 20 we mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance, to honour those killed as a result of anti-trans hatred or prejudice and to bring attention to continued transphobic violence...

Posted: 18 November 2016
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Canada’s unions are pleased that the federal government is taking steps to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community with the move to repeal section 159 of the Criminal Code and the...

Posted: 15 November 2016
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Pride season is upon us and Canadian unions are proud to have been a part of the effort for LGBTQ equality and justice for many years.

Posted: 9 June 2016
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May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), one of the largest global LGBTQ solidarity actions.

Posted: 16 May 2016
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The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.

Posted: 12 April 2016
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