ACTRA Toronto’s Equality Statement
(Revised June, 2018)
Union solidarity is based on the principle that all union members are equal. Mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals.
We neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Discriminatory speech or conduct, based on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, disability, age, class, religion, ethnic origin, membership category, work category or family status hurts and divides us.
Discrimination can take the form of harassment, defined as using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue, or humiliate.
Discrimination and harassment weaken our solidarity, reducing our capacity to work together on shared concerns, such as decent wages, safe working conditions and justice for all.
ACTRA activities are to be harassment-free zones where our members’ dignity and equality are respected.
ACTRA’s Constitution, By-laws, practices and collective agreements reflect our commitment to equality and respect.
Complaints of harassment and discrimination are taken seriously by ACTRA and should be directed to the President or her designate. All will be investigated and those substantiated will result in action by the Union.