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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

Canada’s unions: hate and racism cannot continue to go unchecked

December 10, 2022
Canada’s unions have long brought workers together in solidarity and unity to carry on the…
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It’s time to commit to ending gender-based violence and say never again!

December 6, 2022
Every year on December 6th people across Canada remember the 14 women who were murdered…
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Canada’s unions call for fast-tracking of Canada Disability Benefit

December 3, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day for Persons with Disabilities by renewing the call…
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