Workers of colour and equity seeking groups met for a three-day member-organizing workshop in Toronto, May 9 to 11, to prepare for work on organizing campaigns on behalf of CUPE.
Members discussed strategies, tactics and methods for organizing to strengthen CUPE’s diversity and membership. The training included legal training, communication training and education to prepare participants to work as “member-organizers” in future campaigns.
“This is an important endeavour for CUPE as we strive to make sure our union reflects the full diversity of Canada’s communities,” said Dharam Boodhoo, Diversity Vice President. “Equity is not just about reaching out to communities – it’s about reflecting the values, issues and workplace challenges of all our communities.”