CUPE is a leader in advancing human rights at the bargaining table. We bargain gains for marginalized workers – women, persons with disabilities, Black and racialized, 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous workers – that ultimately build all members’ power.

Some collective agreement language addresses discrimination directly - for example, employment equity and duty to accommodate. Other language advances human rights by applying an equality lens to broader issues, like pensions and health & safety, where marginalized workers face additional challenges.