Workplace Rights Committee
The UFCW Canada Workplace Rights Committee initiates planning for the development of practical front-line tools that are available to UFCW Canada Local Unions to help create safer, fairer workplaces. The Committee is made up of UFCW Canada Local Union members from across Canada and is responsible for ensuring that health and safety and workers compensation rights of members are met.
As the committee responsible for proactively supporting the compensation needs and health and safety rights of members and non organized workers, the National Workplace Rights Committee is to provide information and recommendations to the National Council in the following areas:
- Share updates on Health & Safety laws, regulations, and resources
- Organize and promote Health and safety campaigns (i.e. RSI)
- Identify and strategize against anti-worker health and safety laws/legislation/communications/strategies
- Develop and support initiatives pertaining to more progressive Workers’ Compensation legislation
The Committee also collaborates with the Canadian Labour Congress’ Health and Safety Committee, and other provincial labour bodies on issues and events that affect and interest UFCW members.