Men’s committee looking for answers

And the questions can be found in the HEU men’s issues survey

HEU’s newest provincial committee wants to know what you think about men’s issues. The men’s committee is canvassing HEU members by way of a questionnaire on matters that include men’s health, gender stereotyping and pay equity.

A limited number of postage paid surveys have been distributed to locals and a printable version is also available on the union’s web site — www.heu.org — in the “For Members” section (but you’ll have to pay the postage on this version). Any HEU member can fill out the survey but the committee is especially urging men to participate.

And while the questionnaire will help the newly formed committee identify priority areas for action, committee members have already been hard at work establishing principles to guide these efforts. They include:

  • promoting a positive role for for men within the union and in the community;
  • building a stronger understanding among men within HEU about the issues facing women and equity seeking groups within the union; and
  • identifying and promoting a wider discussion of issues of concern to men within the union. 

Committee members are also compiling a list of resources that would be of use to men in dealing with health and other issues.

available here in Adobe Acrobat format.