Local 1006A has policies, practices, and procedures in place to help us make our services accessible to members with disabilities. These policies are available, by request, to any member.
Accessible formats for such requests and feedback can be made available, by request, for members with disabilities.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 1006A (“Local 1006A” or the “Local”) is committed to excellence in serving all members, staff and visitors, including people with disabilities. Local 1006A commits to doing this in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We believe in integration and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario’s accessibility laws. The following is our plan to meet this commitment. This plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five years.
Service to Our Members
Our past efforts to provide accessible service to our members have included accessibility and human rights training for our staff, and the development of a feedback process for our members to let us know where we can improve in the area of accessibility, and to make specific accessibility requests. It is our plan to update the training of our staff in the fall of 2017, and to review and update our training procedures for new hires to ensure that they receive effective training as soon as possible.
Information and Communications
In September of 2016 we launched our new website, which was designed to be user-friendly and accessible. Our website complies with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A. It is our plan to review our website annually to improve accessibility, with a view to meeting and exceeding WCAG 2.0, Level AA by January 1, 2021.
We are committed to being an accessible employer, and have put in place policies and procedures for accommodating disability, return to work situation, and for accessible recruitment and hiring. We will review these policies and procedures on an annual basis, and make improvements as necessary.
Our union offices provide accessible parking, entrances, and washrooms, and we have policies to accommodate assistive devices, support persons, and service animals in our offices where possible. The accessible elements of our facilities will be reviewed annually, and necessary maintenance and repair will be undertaken as soon as is reasonably possible. If for any reason there is a temporary interruption of the accessibility of any of our facilities, a notice will be posted on our website.
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