Through its equity programs, the Union of Northern Workers strives to protect and expand the rights of equity group members who often face barriers in the workplace. Because of the priority of furthering these rights, an Equity Vice President is elected and sits as a full member of the UNW Executive.
An Equity Group member is a UNW member who is:
- a First Nations, Inuit or Metis person OR
- racially visible OR
- a person with any persistent or permanent physical or mental impairment OR
- gay or lesbian, bisexual or trans-gendered
The UNW's Human Rights Programs provide support to members from equity groups to discuss, identify and strategize around how to best address issues of concern to them.
Equity members many be interested in attending various conferences held during the year by the PSAC.
Have you self-identified?
You must be listed in the UNW database as "self-identified" to be eligible to attend any equity related conferences or programs. Members who self-identify as belonging to the Equity Group are assured that such information will be held is strict confidence.
To self-identify as an Equity Group Member, please complete the bottom portion of the membership form and send by email, fax, or mail to the UNW HQ. Contact the Membership Secretary at 867 873 5668 Extension 223 or by email for help completing your form.
Miriam Gordon is the UNW Equity Vice President. Members with questions or concerns on equity issues are invited to contact Miriam Gordon by email.