The Air Canada Component Pink Triangle Committee promotes and defends the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual (LGBTT) persons. Their active participation in coalitions, lobbying and campaigns contributes to the education and awareness of the lives and perspectives of LGBTT people amongst CUPE Air Canada Component members, within other CUPE structures, in workplaces and communities.
The Committee participates in activities that contribute to the above, recognizing the need to build regional, national, and international links with individuals within and outside of the labour movement.
The Committee also provides information and advice to the Air Canada Component Executive and the membership on issues that affect our LGBTT members so that we can support CUPE bargaining structures in advancing the rights and protections of LGBT workers.
While we celebrate the many victories that we have won here in Canada, we must recognize that these new LGBTT rights and freedoms do not necessarily follow us abroad. It is therefore important to be vigilant and continue the work to eliminate homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, and genderism wherever they exist in order to keep our LGBTT members safe both here in Canada and while on layover at foreign destinations.
Should you feel that you have been harassed, discriminated against or put in any kind of a compromising or dangerous situation while you are at work or away on layover simply because of your sexual orientation, please report this to us immediately. We can take appropriate action to mitigate any negative implications to you and our members. Please rest assured that your privacy will ALWAYS be well guarded and that no information you release to us will be made public without your consent.
Report to ACCEX for March, 2011
Pink Triangle Committee