The Provincial Human Rights Committee (PHRC) is comprised of one member from each of OPSEU’s seven regions. Delegates in each region elect their representative at the biennial Regional Meeting.
PHRC assists in establishing local and other human rights committees within Ontario and in OPSEU’s regions. It develops and promotes programs that encourage all members to participate in Union activities, and increases awareness and understanding of workplace, community, national and international human rights issues. …Read More
The role of the Provincial Young Workers Committee is to promote young worker involvement in the Union and to advocate and educate around young worker issues. Their work focuses on:
The Equity Unit advises OPSEU provincial and regional committees and caucuses on issues related to women, people with disabilities, workers of colour, Aboriginal workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and transsexual (LGBTTQ) workers and young workers. The Unit also provides strategic expertise and support to staff and individual members in relation to campaigns, grievances, mediations, harassment and discrimination complaints, policy initiatives and training related to human rights.
Our job as OPSEU members and activists is to promote and maintain our union’s message around equity. The work of OPSEU’s Equity Committees, Caucuses and the Unit provides a foundation for this work. However, to ensure that equity reaches every member and every workplace we need every member to be a champion for equity. …Read More
The PWC is an advocate for women within the union, and especially at the local level. We often act as advisors, mediators and investigators under OPSEU’s Harassment and Discrimination Prevention policy. The PWC also initiates campaigns in the workplace and community for women's rights. …Read More
OPSEU’s Rainbow Alliance provides representation and support to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersexed, queer, questioning, two-spirited (LGBTTIQQ2S) members. We promote equality and a harassment-free work environment. Tackling discrimination in the workplace means addressing and tackling discrimination in our communities, unions and homes. …Read More