UFCW 1518 Code of Conduct

Human rights and solidarity are two fundamental principles in the labour movement. As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals.

Behaviour that undermines the dignity of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment is inconsistent with the labour movement’s values and prevents us from working together to strengthen our movement.

UFCW 1518 is committed to providing a respectful environment free from discrimination and harassment for everyone who attends a UFCW Canada convention, conference or any other UFCW Canada event or activity.

Discrimination in any form will not be tolerated. Harassment is a form of discrimination.

Harassment is defined as any action (verbal, psychological or physical) on a single or repeated basis, which humiliates or degrades and is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.

Harassment includes offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, and religion. It also includes sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Discrimination and harassment have the potential to create lasting damage and divisions. The UFCW 1518’s policies and practices reflect our commitment to inclusion and aim to ensure that the dignity and equality of all is respected.

The UFCW 1518’s Code of Conduct applies to everyone who takes part in a UFCW 1518 event.

Complaints of harassment or discrimination will be taken seriously and will be investigated by the UFCW Canada appointed officials who will encourage and support a collaborative resolution process. Unresolved complaints will be directed to the UFCW 1518’s Head Office for further action.