Why Team Members Need a Racial Justice Advocate

In 2020, Unifor successfully negotiated a new Racial Justice Advocate program to combat racial inequality in our workplaces and our communities. This new program expands the equity work of the union and builds on the success of Unifor’s Women’s Advocate program. Racial Justice advocates are stationed in each workplace and are a member of the Black, Indigenous or racialized community to provide support to fellow union members on matters related to racial discrimination and violence. The Racial Justice Advocate is also responsible for co-developing a workplace-based Anti-Racism Action Plan that includes educating all workers about racism and racial inequality.