Equal Opportunities Committee

Memo - September 20th, 2010 - Input Call for Equal Opportunities Committee Members

September 20th, 2010

TO: Executive Council
       Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
       Local Presidents

FROM:   UTE Equal Opportunities Committee

RE:   Input Call for Equal Opportunities Committee Members
        DEADLINE:   November 5, 2010

UTE is soliciting equity seeking group members to be on the National Equal Opportunities Committee.  We are looking to fill five positions for members representing each of the following groups: Women, Aboriginal Peoples, GLBT, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. In addition we will be selecting two alternates for each position.

The term is for two years.  The duties and obligations of the committee members are covered in the Terms of Reference.

If you are aware of a member or members in your Local who you feel would be interested in applying for one of these positions, could you please ensure that they are provided with this information. In addition, we would also ask that the attached notice be posted as it may not always be apparent that some members belong to an equity seeking group and they may wish to apply.  As well, please be aware of those members who may be unable to read the poster, for example those who have visual impairments, and advise them directly of this initiative.

The applicants must complete the application form that is available on line and have it signed off by their local president or their designate.  The link is: 


The deadline for application is November 5, 2010.  The applicant should send the application directly to the Component office.  You may mail it at 800-233 Gilmour, Ottawa ON, K2P 0P2,  fax it to (613) 234-7290 or send by email to cassidl@ute-sei.org.

If further information is required, please contact Linda Cassidy at the Component office at (613) 235-6704 or by email at cassidl@ute-sei.org, or myself at (204) 999-2781 or by email at bergers@ute-sei.org.

In Solidarity,

Shawn Bergeron
Equal Opportunities Committee