At the recent CULE Executive meeting, the Executive unanimously endorsed the following CULE Equality Policy. Your Executive encourages all CULE members to read the policy and use it to inform their actions and thoughts both while at work and in their community …
1.1 The Canadian Union of Labour Employees (CULE) is committed in all its functions to promoting equality, eliminating discrimination and promoting harmonious staff relations between people of different racialized groups. CULE values the diversity of its membership and is working to ensure that the highest equality and diversity standards are maintained throughout the union & workplace.
1.2 CULE’s commitment to race equality derives from its mandate and commitment to equality, respect and social justice. They are complemented by a number of strategies including; the Joint Employment Equity Committee, which serve to promote fairness in employment and the educational experience. CULE’s commitment to Aboriginal Peoples, Members with Disabilities and the Pride group will be strongly represented in the Equality Policy and the work of the Joint Employment Equity Committee (JEEC).
1.3 This Policy incorporates the rights and responsibilities listed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bill of Rights and the applicable Provincial and Territorial Human Rights Code.
1.4 This policy will play a key role in CULE’s work to promote an inclusive union & workplace culture, which is reflected in its teaching, functioning, learning, research, and in its management.
1.5 An important goal of CULE’s Equality Policy is to create greater awareness of the need for equality as a key attribute of all those who work for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). CULE will demonstrate its ability to enforce equality by ensuring that the functions of CULE and PSAC are monitored and analyzed to test whether any equity seeking group is at risk of being disadvantaged by any actions taken.
Download the full CULE Equality Policy (pdf).