OPSEU Coalition of Racialized Workers

OPSEU Workers of Colour Caucus calls for applicants

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The OPSEU Workers of Colour Caucus is inviting OPSEU members who identify as racialized as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy and Guidelines on Racism and Racial Discrimination to apply for a position on the Caucus.

The role of the representative on the Workers of Colour Caucus is to:

  • organize, educate, support, and empower all racialized workers within OPSEU;
  • ensure racialized workers are adequately represented within OPSEU’s structures;
  • encourage the participation of racialized workers at local, regional and in all decision-making processes within OPSEU;
  • monitor the situation of racialized groups by promoting the collection and analysis of Code-consistent “race” based data;   
  • review policies, laws and regulations which create and perpetuate racial discrimination;
  • ensure systemic racial barriers in social, economic and political institutions are removed and corrective action taken;
  • work with equity-seeking groups to broaden and develop the goals of the caucus, and build coalitions within the community; and 
  • assist in establishing workers of colour caucuses and committees within the regions to develop and promote programs to encourage workers of colour to participate in Union

The selection committee will screen the applications and make a recommendation to the Caucus based on the following five considerations:

  • geographic balance of the seven (7) regions;
  • representation of the diverse racialized communities served by the union (i.e., a wide range of racialized members from the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa, North Africa, South Asian and South East Asian communities);
  • mix of community and union activity;
  • gender balance; and
  • a desire to network, advocate, educate, and increase equality for racialized workers

Please forward applications to Libby Zeleke in the Equity Unit (e-mail to lzeleke@opseu.org) or fax to 416-448-7419 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Download the application form

If you have any difficulty reading the attachment, please contact Libby at lzeleke@opseu.org.