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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

Parliament must act urgently to make sure workers aren’t left behind

September 21, 2022
Bruske: MPs must extend temporary help to unemployed workers and act swiftly to permanently fix…
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Equal pay for work of equal value: it’s long past the time for employers and governments to get it right on pay equity

September 18, 2022
Canada’s unions are calling on governments around the world, at all levels, to take urgent…
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Indigenous Peoples Day 2022: Honouring Indigenous cultures on June 21 and beyond

June 21, 2022
Canada’s unions are marking Indigenous Peoples Day by standing in support and solidarity with First…
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