The mandate of the NHRC is to study, report and make recommendations on CUPW’s human rights work. It guides the Union in making connections for equity-seeking groups in terms of their working lives, and more broadly. The Union endeavours to apply a human rights lens to all of its work, and the Committee exercises stewardship in this respect.
The Committee also plays a vital role in the education of our members on issues of equality, Indigenous rights, and on how to combat racism, homophobia, transphobia and discrimination against people who are differently abled.
Learning how to think about these issues using an anti-oppression lens is the guarantor of building awareness in the membership. This helps in taking stock of the societal ills that so gravely affect people belonging to an equity-seeking group.
Solidarity and social justice shall prevail if we all commit to creating a better world and this starts with engaging a vision that holds up the respect for human rights as the foundation upon which our union work is forged. It is up to us all to see to it!
Locals will receive the calendar. We encourage you to place this calendar where it can be seen by as many people as possible. Members can use this link https://www.cupw.ca/2019-cupw-human-rights-calendar to download and print the calendar.