Nasittuq Members: New! Vacancy for (1) Racial Justice Advocate

Nasittuq Members: New! Vacancy for (1) Racial Justice Advocate

June 14, 2024 at 9:03 AM

The Unifor–Nasittuq is a newly negotiated position in the collective agreement between Unifor Local 2002 and Nasittuq.  Unifor Local 2002 is accepting applications for one Racial Justice Advocate.
 
ROLE OF THE RACIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE
The role of the Racial Justice Advocate involves actively working towards achieving racial equity, challenging systemic racism, and advocating for the rights and fair treatment of marginalized racial and ethnic groups. They also educate Unifor members about the impact of racism and work toward systematic change. The Advocate will collaborate with union members and activists to identify their needs and concerns and work together to develop strategies for change.
 
NEW! ARTICLE - APPENDIX D - RACIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE
In recognition of societal racism, the Company agrees to identify one racial justice advocate. A Racial Justice Advocate will be an individual who identifies as a Black, Indigenous or racialized community member.  The Local Union President will select the facility’s Racial Justice Advocate. A Racial Justice Advocate is a workplace representative who will assist and provide support for Black, Indigenous, and racialized people and concerns such as racial discrimination and racial violence.
 
For specific language regarding the Racial Advocate position, please see below for the negotiated language between Unifor Local 2002 and Nasittuq.
 
RACIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE
  • A Racial Justice Advocate is an individual who identifies as a member of the Black, Indigenous or racialized community.
  • The Unifor Local Union President is responsible for the selection of the facility Racial Justice Advocate with input of identifying Black, Indigenous and racialized union members.
  • A Racial Justice Advocate is a union representative who will assist and provide support for unionized Black, Indigenous and racialized workers whose role in the workplace will include:
  •  Listening
  • Providing support to Black, Indigenous and Racialized members including concerns related to racial discrimination and racial violence.
  • Assisting with union racial justice initiatives.
  • Promoting access to community culturally appropriate services
  • Networking with allied organizations and community partners
Meetings will occur after normal working hours. Should the Advocate require time off the job to fulfill their duties, the union will review the request and, if in agreement, will submit a leave of absence request before the requested leave for approval. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
  • Any incidents of discrimination, harassment or violence are to be reported to management and HR.
  • Recognition of March 21 – the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • The Parties agree to recognize March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
  • On each occasion, the Parties agree that at 4:00 p.m. each facility covered by the agreement will observe one minute of reflection in recognition to re-affirm the joint commitment to end racism.
Individuals interested in the position should send a resume outlining their experience and reasons for applying no later than Friday, June 28, 2024, at Noon EST.
 
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please mail, or email your resume and cover letter to:
  
Unifor Local 2002 – Nasittuq - Racial Justice Advocate Posting
Attn: Kerry Turner
Fax: (905) 678-0100 / (866) 635-5956
E-mail: [email protected]
 Address:  7015 Tranmere Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5S 1M2