What is a women's advocate?
A Women's Advocate is a specially trained workplace representative who assists women with concerns such as workplace harassment, intimate violence and abuse. The Women's Advocate is not a counselor but rather provides support for women seeking workplace and community resources. The Women's Advocate program is an excellent example of a successful joint union/management workplace initiative that helps create healthy, respectful and safe workplaces.
which bargaining units have a women's advocate?
SaskTel, DirectWest, & SecurTek. Currently only SaskTel has the position filled.
when were the women's advocate positions negotiated?
During the negotiations for 2016-2019 Collective Agreement, it was agreed to have a Women's Advocate in our workplaces.
HOw is the women's advocate chosen?
The first SaskTel Women's Advocate was appointed to the position in 2016. The next one was elected by the Executive Board. Going forward, the Bylaw Review Committee has recommended the position be filled every three years by election of the affected membership.