Women’s Advocate — what they do and how to get one

Domestic violence and harassment in the workplace continue to problems in our society and our union is committed to doing our part to help stamp these issues out.

Unifor’s groundbreaking Women’s Advocate program is one we strive to get bargained into every contract we have.

The advocate is a specially trained workplace representative who assists coworkers with concerns such as workplace harassment, intimate violence and abuse. The Women’s Advocate is not a counsellor, but rather provides support for women accessing community and workplace resources.

Our local has a number of contracts with Women’s Advocate language bargained into them, and some of those advocates are able to assist members local-wide.

To find out if your workplace has a women’s advocate, please contact your unit chair or Unifor staff representative.

More information about the program and how to bargain Women’s Advocate language into your contract can be found here.