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Submitted by the National Executive Board

Women’s Representation

CUPE will establish a National Task Force prior to November 30, 2005, made up of National Executive Board and rank and file members, to meet throughout our union for the following purposes:

  • To gather a statistical profile of women’s representation at all levels of our union;
  • To review and discuss CUPE’s education programs, leadership development programs and supports for women;
  • To receive advice from CUPE activists and staff on women’s equality issues and needs, including reasons why women are not represented at various levels within our union;
  • To seek advice of possible changes to CUPE structures to address women’s equality needs, including measures to recognize the diversity of women;
  • To report to the National Executive Board, provincial division conventions and to the 2007 National Convention;
  • Further, the task force will make recommendations on a wide range of women’s equality issues including the five new Women Vice-President positions, their continuance or other NEB structure recommendations.

BECAUSE women’s equality issues exist at all levels of our union, including the lowest level of women’s representation on our National Executive Board in a generation.

BECAUSE a comprehensive review process is required to deal with the full range of women’s equality issues within our union.

BECAUSE women are the largest group within CUPE and our union will be stronger when we positively address women’s equality needs.

National President

National Secretary-Treasurer

Approved by the National Executive Board at its June 2005 meeting.