Our Equity Officer is moving on to a new job. We wish Samantha the best in her new pursuits in the beautiful city of Peterborough!
There will be an election to the vacant position of Equity Officer at our November 27th General Members Meeting [GMM]. Any member can run for the position. Please send nominations (you can nominate yourself as well!) and/or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can nominate a member or yourself directly at the GMM.
This is an Executive Committee position subject to monthly stipend. All elected positions in our local expire on April 30 each year. General elections into all positions are held at our Annual General Members meeting [AGM] in April (date/location TBD ).
Here is the list of duties related to the position as per our bylaws:
7.9 Duties of the Equity Officer
(a) Ensure the work of the union is performed through an equity lens;
(b) Assist members in understanding their human rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code,
Brock University’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy, the Collective Agreement, and any other relevant laws and policies;
(c) Attend grievance meetings and assist with grievances that relate to equity;
(d) Sit on the Equity Committee as a Co-chair, attend Equity Committee meetings, promote the Equity Committee’s issues at the Executive Committee, and generally promote the Equity Committee and its work to the membership;
(e) Attend the CUPE Ontario Human Right Conference;
(f) Arrange training on equity issues;
(g) Assist members and the Executive Committee with all cases that go to Brock University’s Office of Human Rights & Equity Services;
(h) Sit on the Brock University Respectful Work & Learning Environment Policy Committee, and any other University committees dealing with equity issues;
(i) Adhere to confidentiality standards.