The role of the Human Rights Department is to promote a culture for human rights in workplaces and society, to start or support local union and community initiatives, and work on developing policies for the union which will promote human rights.
The department coordinates workplace anti-harassment initiatives, complaint investigation and offers general human rights training programs which assist members in the fight against harassment and discrimination based on race, colour, sex, creed, sexual orientation, disability, religion or any other prohibited ground.
The department provides assistance to staff, leadership and members seeking help with human rights issues. We also organize national and regional human rights conferences.
If you have questions about Canada's human rights policies or have experienced racial, sexual or homophobic human rights abuses, please contact the CAW Human Rights Department. All queries will be kept strictly confidential.
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