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Workers with Disabilities Caucus

​​​It's not always easy working with a disability. Often colleagues can be judgmental and unforgiving. Despite legal protection and accommodations to your working environment, you can face discrimination and barriers to full participation at work. The Workers with Disabilities Caucus gives you a safe place to connect with others who can truly relate.

The Caucus' slogan is "Finding a Fit'. The group works to increase awareness about the challenges disabled workers face returning to work, especially when your employer must accommodate​ you with lighter duties. The key message is that there's a place for everyone.

The Caucus encourages members to participate in the union as stewards, at regional meetings and Convention, and by running for top elected offices. The Caucus elects its own delegates to Convention.

It meets twice a year, bringing together one rep from each BCNU region. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of a caucus regional representative, please click here​. If you represent your region on the Workers with Disabilities Caucus, and would like to request funding from BCNU to further your group's goals and initiatives, please complete the Regional Caucus Funding Request Form​.

For more information, or to join the Caucus, contact the chair via email at disabilities@bcnu.org or Hanif Karim​, Human Rights, Equity and Health Policy Officer.

 
Updated: 12/17/2015 10:43 AM

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