High School Union Presentation materials
Your union is committed to ensuring that all workers have a strong understanding of their basic health, safety and employment rights. This is especially important for those just entering the workforce. We also aim to provide general information about unions, recognizing that this is lacking in most school curriculum and knowing that this is vital information for young workers.
If you are a young worker, a parent of teenagers, and/or someone who simply wants to help spread the word about workplace fairness and the role of unions, you can help!
Know your rights posters
Please order our ‘Workplace Fairness’ posters and offer them to high school teachers / administrators in your area.
Download the series of posters click here.
Basic employment standards
Click here for a chart divided by province and jurisdiction. Last updated 2016.
If you are interested in bringing a union into your workplace or helping connect someone you know with our union, contact our Organizing Department directly at email@example.com.
High school presentations
If you are interested in facilitating a presentation for high school students in your area, please follow these steps:
- Familiarize yourself with the Unifor presentation for high schools by downloading the following documents:
- Unifor Fairness at Work powerpoint presentation (with notes!)
- Basic employment standards chart by jurisdiction
- Contact your local high school. The Principal’s email address will be on the school’s website. Use this letter to make your introduction. Be sure to include your own contact information. If you know a teacher at the school, you may want to speak with them directly and ask for their assistance in getting an invitation to speak to a class of students.
- Once you’ve arranged a date for your presentation, feel free to contact the Education Department to discuss any questions or concerns you might have: 1-800-268-5763
- After your presentation, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know: where you presented, date of presentation, name of teacher and class, feedback on your experience and any feedback you received from the teacher or students.
Recommendations from our local union task force have resulted in an outreach program being developed and implemented for high schools.