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Canada’s unions have a role to play in promoting fairness, equality and freedom from violence for all workers, regardless of age, race, religion, ability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, or sexuality. As unions we can help to educate and empower our members so that all workplaces are welcoming and inclusive.

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Justice for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples is long overdue

The discovery of 215 children in an unmarked burial site in Kamloops has reminded us all about the horrors of the residential school system. All across Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) peoples continue to experience the devastating impacts and traumatic legacy of colonialism, violence and systemic racism. It’s time for everyone in Canada to take an active role…
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Resources

Indigenous Rights and Justice Resource Centre

This National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, learn how you can take action using our Indigenous Rights and Justice Resource Centre. Canada’s colonial history and its ongoing impacts have resulted in unions neglecting to fight for the rights and needs of Indigenous workers. Indigenous workers want and deserve the same things as all workers: safe work, decent wages and to…
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Doing Things Differently: A Disability Rights At Work Handbook

This guide is designed for trade union leaders, union staff representatives, local executive, committee members and shop stewards. The handbook provides an overview of disability rights issues in Canada, with a specific focus on advancements and challenges in workplaces and in the union movement. This includes a comprehensive guide on the duty to accommodate, a checklist for organizing accessible events,…
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Islamophobia at Work

In recent years we have seen growing mistrust and demonization of Muslims around the world. Canada’s unions have a responsibility to understand, confront and interrupt racism and discrimination in our workplaces, organizations and communities.
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LGBTQ2SI Collective Bargaining Guide

Collective agreements need to meet the needs of all our members. This 2015 guide will provide you with tools to craft collective agreement language that promotes the rights of members belonging to the LGBTQ2SI community.
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Workers in Transition Guide

A guide designed for trade union leaders, union staff representatives, local executive, committee members and shop stewards. We all have a role to play to better protect the rights of our trans members and ensure they have the support they need in our workplaces, in our unions and in our communities.
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Our Work

Trans workers disproportionately impacted by harassment, violence at work

November 13, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling attention to the alarming results from the recent national survey on…
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Political leaders must work together and fast-track Bill C-22 on Disability Benefits

October 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are urging MPs from all parties to come together in support of Bill…
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A day for meaningful action and solidarity

September 30, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to mark the National Day for Truth…
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