In the last round of bargaining, we won LGBT equity language, which was one of the main provisions for which we went on strike. As a result, we now have a new employment equity self-identification survey to reflect this additional equity category.
Whether or not you are part of an equity-seeking group or desire to share that information with the union and the employer, even filling out the form by checking “I choose not to complete the Self-Identification Survey at this time” is helpful. This is the main tool we have to address systemic barriers to equity, which is incredibly difficult to do without adequate data. All information provided is confidential and will be used on an aggregated basis.
For more information, visit the Employment Equity Survey FAQ.