Equity Seats Constitutional Amendment coming to OPSEU/SEFPO Convention 2023

Equity Seats Constitutional Amendment coming to OPSEU/SEFPO Convention 2023

Members from OPSEU/SEFPO’s Social Mapping Project (SMP) Ad Hoc Committee have spent the past year and a half working on a constitutional amendment that, if passed, would change the current structure of the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board – adding seven seats designated as Equity Executive Board Members.

The Ad Hoc Committee has continued the work that OPSEU/SEFPO’s Coalition of Racialized Workers (CoRW) (formerly the OPSEU/SEFPO Workers of Colour Caucus (WOCC)), started with their Living Wall Project during Convention 2004.

This proposed amendment is a response to many recommendations that came from the union’s Social Mapping Project (SMP). Originally launched in 2010, the SMP has enabled the union to identify gaps and barriers by providing the necessary demographic information to ensure that services meet the needs of all members.

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