Equal Opportunities Committee

Input Call for Equal Opportunities Committee Members

April 26, 2021

TO:    Executive Council
          Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
          Local Presidents

FROM:   UTE Equal Opportunities Committee

RE:   Input Call for Equal Opportunities Committee Members
         DEADLINE:   May 12, 2021

The Union of Taxation Employees (the UTE) is soliciting equity group members to represent the five (5) equity groups currently on the National Equal Opportunities Committee.  We are seeking to satisfy five (5) positions for members representing the following groups: Women, Indigenous Peoples, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, 2 Spirit (LGBTQ+), Persons with Disabilities and Racially Visible Members. In addition, we will be selecting two (2) alternates for each position.

Each position will be for a duration of two and one half (2 ½) consecutive years.  The duties, responsibilities and obligations of the Committee members are outlined in the Committee’s Terms of Reference, available online:

https://www.ute-sei.org/en/committees/equal-opportunities-committee/terms-reference

If you are aware of members in your Local who are interested in submitting their application for any of these positions, please ensure they are provided with an electronic copy of this Memorandum.  In addition, we also request the widest distribution possible of the Memorandum.  Also, please be aware of those who may be unable to read the Memorandum, for example those who have a visual impairment(s). In such instances, please verbally advise them directly of this Memorandum.

The applicant must complete the electronic application form available online.  Note that the application is subject to the approval of the Local President.  The web link is as follows:

https://www.ute-sei.org/en/eform/submit/eo-committee-application

The deadline to receive the electronic application form is 5:00 P.M. (EDT) Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

If you have questions / concerns / comments related to any of the above, do not hesitate to contact Andrea Holmes via (+01) 613 235 6704 or holmesa@ute-sei.org.

In Solidarity,

Linda Koenders
Chairperson
Equal Opportunities Committee