The tour to discuss the policy on the fair representation of women in positions of power has begun. This week, Shirley Dorismond, Vice-President of the FIQ and Joint Political Officer for the Status of Women Sector, along with the union consultants for the Status of Women Sector, were invited by the Syndicat des infirmières et infirmières – auxiliaires du Centre Champlain in Gatineau to attend a meeting. During the meeting, which lasted over two hours, they discussed the draft policy, healthcare professionals’ feminist issues, which activities the union could hold, and how to set up a Status of Women Committee.
The purpose of the tour is to answer questions about the policy, to encourage reflection on the support measures included in the action plan, to discuss the issues around implementing the policy as well as any other topic related to feminist issues.
In short, the policy on the fair representation of women in positions of power:
- Proposes a non-binding target of 75% women in the delegation;
- Does not stipulate any reserved positions;
- Includes an action plan with support measures that will be offered to all union reps, both men and women.
Over the next few weeks, unions that signalled their interest will receive a visit from the joint officer and union consultants for the Status of Women Sector.