This one-day course is for union activists, stewards, and committeepersons. Participants learn about human rights from a working-class perspective and apply basic trade union principles and tools to the struggle for human rights. Participants discuss strategies for dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia and discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace, using a human rights "tool kit". Participants will become familiar with Unifor structures, resources, education programs and networks for advancing human rights and equality struggles in the workplace. The course includes a focus on the role of allies, and shows how human rights struggles can strengthen the union and all workers' rights.
Don’t see this course in your region?
For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.