CUPE Local 136 is committed to creating a Union which is inclusive, welcoming, and free from harassment, discrimination, and all types of bullying and intimidation and needs to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our members, staff, and elected officers to carry out our work. Our expectation as a Local is that mutual respect, understanding, and co-operation will be the basis of all our interaction.
This Code of Conduct is intended to deal with complaints of inappropriate behaviour at events/meetings organized by CUPE Local 136. It does not apply to complaints arising in the workplace, as those are dealt with through the grievance procedure and/or the applicable workplace harassment policy.
As CUPE Local 136 members, we commit to one another and to the Union to be governed by the principles of the Code of Conduct and agree to:
abide by the provisions of the Equality Statement;
respect the views of others, even when we disagree;
recognize and value individual differences;
communicate openly, and support and encourage each other;
make sure that we do not harass or discriminate against each other;
commit to not engaging in offensive comments or conduct;
make sure that we do not act in ways that are aggressive, bullying, or intimidating;
take responsibility for not engaging in inappropriate behaviour due to intoxication of any kind while participating in union activities, including social events.
A complaint regarding the Code of Conduct will be handled as follows:
If possible, a member may attempt to deal directly with the person alleged to have engaged in behaviour contrary to the Code, by asking him/her to stop such behaviour. If that is not possible, or if it does not resolve the problem, a member may bring forward a written complaint to any member of the current Executive.
If, when in attendance at any CUPE meeting/event (general, executive, election, or other special meetings, Golf Tournament, etc.), a member is suspected of intoxication and/or inappropriate behaviour due to intoxication of any kind, he/she will be asked to leave the activity immediately. If the issue persists the police will be called and any necessary charges will be filed. BELLIGERENT BEHAVIOUR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.