Challenge the idea, not the person

Challenge the idea, not the person

September 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM



Dear Unifor 2002 members,

It is not a stretch to acknowledge that we are living through difficult and stressful times. With COVID-19 consuming our personal and professional lives, many members are concerned for their families and their future.

As a Local, we also find ourselves in the midst of elections; for our executive leadership and also for our district representatives. Elections can be a hot topic which can bring positive change or create a negative atmosphere. The choice is ours, individually.

As we navigate forward through these new and changing times, remember that we are all in this together; we are not alone. We must continue to push boundaries, stand for what we believe in, and fight for a better future.

A respectful workplace means that all members can come to work and know that their differences – regardless of culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, opinions and choices – are respected. As such, workplace bullying and harassment will not be tolerated.

Bullying behaviors can include:

  • Making disparaging remarks about a person or persons
  • Undermining a person’s reputation
  • Yelling
  • Ignoring a person
  • Verbal attacks and threats

In the age of social media, workplace bullying/harassment can also include posts made on personal social media accounts or workplace chat rooms (i.e. What’s App, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc). When comments are posted and/or fueled online, these may also be subject to both Unifor and your company’s policies on workplace harassment.

As a Local, we have the opportunity to close 2020 better than how it started. We can do this together, with positivity and in solidarity.


Euila Leonard
Unifor Local 2002

Cate Moss
National Human Rights Coordinator
Unifor Local 2002





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