The University of Saskatchewan and the Public Service Alliance of Canada have a joint interest in achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace so that all employees are treated with dignity and respect and are provided with the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The parties share the belief that equity, diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging strengthen the community and enhance creativity and innovation in all domains.
The University of Saskatchewan is committed to achieving and maintaining a fair and representative workforce through the design and implementation of an EDI Strategy and Action Plan, which is consistent with provisions of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.
The design and implementation of an EDI Strategy and Action Plan is intended to reduce barriers to equity, diversity and inclusivity on campus and in society, recognizing that nurturing a sense of belonging within work and learning environments is a vital, contributing element to the achievement of excellence.
Employment equity is a process designed to improve the representation of systemically disadvantaged groups, especially aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women at the University of Saskatchewan. The University and the Union value diversity and recognize the importance of providing opportunities in this bargaining unit for these target groups.
The parties will consult and collaborate in ways that demonstrate mutual commitment to EDI to create and nurture a diverse and inclusive university community that encompasses our legal, moral and ethical responsibilities and that may provide opportunities for target groups (those systemically disadvantaged groups, especially aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women) in the bargaining unit.
The parties will share, in confidence, information pertaining to the equity profile of this bargaining unit that may be generated through EDI initiatives related to representative workforce planning.