2021 PSAC National Equity Conferences: Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion a priority for CIU delegates 

December 10, 2021
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The Customs and Immigration Union is proud of the work accomplished by its delegates at the 2021 PSAC National Equity Conferences, which took place from November 23 to November 28, 2021. With a focus on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, CIU members were active within all four conferences — Indigenous, Racially visible, Pride, and Access — and, through sustained mobilization and engagement with delegates from other components and directly-chartered locals, played a key role in passing important resolutions to be sent to the 2022 PSAC Triennial Convention.

A total of eight delegates (two from each group) were elected to attend the 2022 PSAC Triennial Convention, with two CIU members amongst them: Sister Brea Baresinkoff as a delegate for the Access group, and Sister Tamara Lopez for the Pride group. This follows the election — earlier this year at the PSAC Women’s Conference — of Sister Karen Sutton as a delegate for the Women’s group, ensuring a strong representation from CIU within equity groups at next year’s PSAC Convention.

For more information, or for any questions about equity matters, please contact the CIU national Human Rights Representative, Murray Star.


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