Updated Statement of Respect for use at OPSEU/SEFPO gatherings

Updated Statement of Respect for use at OPSEU/SEFPO gatherings

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The OPSEU/SEFPO Statement of Respect has been updated in March 2023 – the most recent version of the statement is below.

The Statement of Respect is read out loud at the beginning of at all OPSEU/SEFPO gatherings. It is a statement of values, affirming our commitment to ensuring that our union events are places where discrimination and harassment are not tolerated. It is also an action statement, providing all members at the gathering with the names of people they can speak with if they are experiencing discrimination or harassment.

From time to time, the Statement of Respect is updated so that the language is more inclusive. Please ensure that you are using the most recent version at any upcoming OPSEU/SEFPO gatherings.

Statement of Respect

Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated at OPSEU/SEFPO functions.

Whenever OPSEU/SEFPO members gather, we welcome all peoples of the world. We will not accept any unwelcoming words, actions or behaviours against our union members.

We accord respect to all persons, regardless of age, creed, political affiliation and racialization including and not limited to People of African descent, Black, Caribbean, South Asian, Asian, women, men, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of ethno-racial groups, people with disabilities, gays, lesbians, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and gender diverse persons, Francophones and all persons whose first language is not English.

In our diversity we will build solidarity as union members.

If you believe that you are being harassed or discriminated against contact ____________ (specify names)* for immediate assistance.