Constitutional Amendment

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ORIGINATOR: Winnipeg Area Council



WHEREAS the PSAC Harassment Statement was last adopted in January 29, 2010 lists ‘gender identity or expression’ and is read out at every current PSAC meeting or event, and

WHEREAS the current published PSAC Constitution of November 2012 only lists ‘gender identity’ under Section 5 – Membership Rights, and

WHEREAS LGBT members who identify under ‘gender expression’ are currently excluded by the current constitution 


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the PSAC Constitution Section 5, subsection (b) be amended to read as follows:


to be free from any act or omission on the part of the union, or other members, that would discriminate against the member on the basis of age, sex, colour, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, marital status, family status, criminal record, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, political belief, social and economic class or employer

; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT all references of ‘gender identity’ be replaced with ‘gender identity or expression’ elsewhere in the PSAC Constitution, website or any reference materials.