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Human Rights are Workers' Rights (3-day course)

3 Days

Our three-day Human Rights are Workers’ Rights Course provides Unifor leadership and activists with the opportunity to develop the skills and perspectives we need to build a stronger, more inclusive union.  Our union will only benefit from our diversity when we pull from the strengths of all of our members.

Employers use racism, sexism, homophobia and discrimination against people with disabilities to divide us as workers.  We’ll focus on the role the union can and does play in advancing equality and challenging employers.

This program is rooted in class struggles – learning how racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, and disability issues operate within the context of capitalism and the economy, and learning how movements for equality have always been tied to worker’s rights and struggles.

Through case study, video and discussion, this course provides practical information for taking on workplace harassment, bargaining collective agreements that promote real equity, and building stronger unions.  Part critical thinking, part strategy, part skill development; this program is a must for leadership in our growing, diverse union.

Don’t see this course in your region?

For one-day and three-day courses, you can make a local union request by contacting the Education Department at or 416-718-8489. Please note that one-week courses only take place at our Unifor Education Centre in Port Elgin, ON.

For more courses in the Quebec region, please visit or contact the Education Department in Quebec at or 514-389-9223