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Human Rights

Disability Rights

Workers have a right to have disabilities accommodated by their employer. It might include changes to the work environment, and being flexible with tasks, assignments, schedules, and other working terms. CUPE Nova Scotia supports workers with disabilities by negotiating language on short-term disability, long-term disability, workers’ compensation top-up, occupational health and safety, and reinforcing the duty to accommodate.

Indigenous Rights

CUPE Nova Scotia is committed to equality, justice, full inclusion and the right to self-government for all Indigenous peoples. We have a proud history of supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We work to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in our union, and to promote and defend their rights broadly.

LGBTQ2+ Rights

CUPE Nova Scotia is a proud advocate for LGBTQ2+ rights. Our commitment is to fight against discrimination and hate in our workplaces and in our communities. Through the work of our National Pink Triangle Committee and with our coalition partners, we’ve helped make strides for LGBTQ2+ people in Canada and internationally. We work every day to ensure our LGBTQ2+ members can work in a discrimination and harassment-free environment.

Racial Equality

CUPE Nova Scotia is taking steps to make our workplaces and all levels of our union reflective of our province’s diverse and changing demographics. We work hard to make sure racialized workers have the same opportunities as other workers. Our work extends to our communities, where we advocate for fair and equal rights for all members, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Women’s Equality

Women’s equality is at the heart of what we do. CUPE Nova Scotia advocates for women’s rights in all areas of society. Our vision is one where women receive the same compensation as men, with full opportunity to advance in discrimination-free workplaces and communities.