October 27, 2011

Canada's Largest Union Unveils Ombuds Program for Members

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (Syndicat Canadien de la Fonction Publique), which counts more than half a million service workers as its members, will unveil an Ombuds program at its national convention next week. The Ombuds program was announced earlier this year and aims to respond to complaints of inappropriate behavior at national CUPE events.

Volunteer Ombudspersons received a two-day training. According to conference materials, the Ombuds are confidential and do not take sides, but work with the parties involved to try and resolve the situation. (CUPE Union Education, Convention Program.)

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