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Aboriginal Council

The CUPE Local 500 Aboriginal Council serves as a voice for Aboriginal members by providing leadership, support and making recommendations on issues affecting Aboriginal members in the workplace. In addition, the Council will work towards increasing participation and representation of Aboriginal members within our union

The main goals of the Council are:

  • to welcome all voices and opinions in an open environment; aboriginal_logo_2.png
  • to help guide the Local in addressing and developing culturally sensitive solutions to Aboriginal issues and concerns;
  • to act as an information exchange between the Council and other Aboriginal working groups concerning diversity and employment equity matters;
  • to put into place an effective communications system amongst our Aboriginal members;
  • to encourage and involve Aboriginal CUPE members in union activities;

The Council meets at the call of the chair.

Chairperson  
 VACANT
 Staff Advisor  

 KEVIN CARSWELL

 

Get Active:

Care to serve on a Committee? Download our "Get Active on a Committee" form and mail or fax it to us or contact the Local 500 office at 942-1001

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