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Participants in the Rainbow Forum expressed disappointment and frustration that the resolution to assure representation from aboriginal members and visible minorities on the National Executive Board failed to win the two-thirds majority required to amend CUPE’s constitution.

Determined to put equity issues “on the front burner”, the 100 delegates and staff discussed ways to confront racism and prejudice in the workplace and the union, integrating equity issues into all aspects of our lives.

Support was expressed for the report of the Rainbow Committee and for more vigorous efforts to increase the participation of aboriginal people and visible minorities at the grassroots and throughout the leadership of CUPE.