Workers may experience workplace discrimination based on race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other fundamental parts of their identity.
While racism can be often down played by people who try to rationalize actions and comments. Many don’t understand the impacts racism has on Black, Indigenous and people of colour. Racism is racism. Racism in the workplace can be exhibited through discriminatory practices in hiring, job assignments, pay and benefits, scheduling, performance reviews and opportunities for advancement.
Without union protections, workers may also be subject to arbitrary decisions and favouritism by management that pits people against each other to the company’s benefit.
A union ensures that all workers are treated fairly with equity measures to address systemic discrimination and harassment.