A.S.P. Security Services Members: Women’s Advocate Posting

A.S.P. Security Services Members: Women’s Advocate Posting

September 10, 2021 at 3:24 PM

The Unifor - A.S.P. Women’s Advocate is a newly negotiated position in the collective agreement between Unifor Local 2002 and A.S.P. Security Services. Unifor Local 2002 is accepting applications for the position of Women’s Advocate for A.S.P. Security Services.

Role of the Women’s Advocate
The role of the women’s advocate is to listen, provide support, offer information, appropriate resources, and follow up in a confidential manner. Individuals interested in applying for the A.S.P Women’s Advocate position should send a resume outlining their particular experience and reasons for applying for the position no later than Friday, September 24, 2021, at noon EST.  

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please mail, fax, or email your resume and cover letter to:

Unifor Local 2002 – A.S. P. Security Women's Advocate Posting
Attn: Kerry Turner
7015 Tranmere Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5S 1M2
Fax: (905) 678-0100 / (866) 635-5956

E-mail: kerry@unifor2002.org
The term of office will be until the expiry of the collective agreement - December 31st, 2022. The successful candidate will be required to attend an initial 40-hour basic training session.

For specific language regarding the women’s advocate position, please see below for the negotiated language between Unifor Local 2002 and A.S.P Security Services:

Letter of Understanding #9 - Women’s Advocate in the Workplace
The parties recognize that women employees may sometimes need to discuss with another woman on matters such as violence or abuse at home, and/or harassment.
There may also be a need to identify specialized resources in the community such as, counselors or women's shelters, to assist them in dealing with these and any other issue brought forward.
For this reason, the parties agree to recognize the role of Women's Advocate in the workplace. The Women's Advocate will be determined jointly by the Union and the Company from amongst the female, and those identifying as female, bargaining unit employees.

The Advocate will meet and discuss with female, and those identifying as female, members as required and refer them to the appropriate resources when necessary. The Women's Advocate may also, with the permission of the employee, engage with Internal resources to provide support in certain situations.

The Company agrees to provide up to 2 hours paid time per week where required and access to a confidential phone line and voice mail that can be maintained by the Women's Advocate and that is accessible for female employees to contact the Women's Advocate. As well, the Company will provide access to available office or meeting space on upon request for employees to meet with the Women's Advocate when possible.

The Company and the Union will develop appropriate communications to inform female employees about the role of the Women's Advocate, including contact numbers. The Company will also assign a Human Resources support person to assist the Women's Advocate in her role.

The Women's Advocate will be there to help women access workplace or community services and support them through this process. The Women's Advocate will also receive training by the Company on workplace harassment policy processes and appropriate referrals.