Equal Opportunities Committee

Memo - August 28, 2009 - UTE Regional Equal Opportunities Conference Montréal and Québec Regions

August 28, 2009
To:  Executive Council
Alt. Regional Vice-Presidents
Locals: Sherbrooke, Montréal, Rouyn-Noranda, Montérégie-Sud, Laval, Outaouais, Jonquière, Shawinigan, Québec, Trois-Rivières and Chicoutimi


UTE Regional Equal Opportunities Conference
Montréal and Québec Regions

The UTE Regional EO Conference for the Montréal and Québec Regions will be held in the city of Québec.

DATE: October 23-25, 2009
LOCATION:   Hilton Québec
1100, René Lévesque E.
Québec QC  G1R 4P3
Telephone: (418) 647-2411
TIME: Friday:  Hospitality reception 7:00 PM
Saturday:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
REGISTRATION: Deadline date is September 25, 2009.

(Please specify your special needs when completing the registration form).


At this conference, we will:

  • Learn about the employer’s rights, obligations and procedures regarding Employment Systems Review.

  • Examine your perceptions and behaviours in relation to culture and diversity.

  • Examine the diverse groups of people in your community, workplace and union.

  • Learn how to actively engage these groups in your union.

Target Audience

Our objective is to continue to educate and sensitize new members to equity issues.  This would include new local executive members and members of designated groups who have recently showed an interest in promoting equal opportunities or who have not previously attended an EO Conference.


The Component will fund 2 members per Local (UTE By-Law 6, Section 6)

The funding consists of:

Per Diem:  3 days (cheques sent to participants)
Hotel:  2 nights (paid directly by Component)
Travel:  Advance sent directly to local (see By-Law)
Family Care Allowance is available
Loss of wages on Friday (if applicable)

There is no limit as to the number of participants who may attend the conference.


In order to assist us, we ask the Local Presidents, Local Executives, Local Committees and Network Committees to publicize the Conference by using the posters being sent to your Local by regular mail.  Please indicate on the poster the contact person and the deadline date for registration.

The registration forms must be submitted to Michèle Laplante Brière at the National Office no later than September 25, 2009 either by mail, fax or electronically at brierem@ute-sei.org.

If further information is required, please contact Linda Cassidy at the Component office.

In Solidarity,

Shawn Bergeron
Equal Opportunities Committee

cc  EO Committee

Encl. Registration Form