CAW’s Women’s Advocate program presented at UN session

Growing initiative ‘creates sense of camaraderie, comfort’
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/11/2013

Tammy Moore is getting ready to board a plane to Toronto. Based in Saint John, N.B., she’s heading to an arbitration case involving a woman she’s been helping for several years.

Travelling and supporting others is just part of the job for Moore, who became the first women’s advocate at Air Canada about four years ago as part of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW)’s Women’s Advocate program.

The advocates often support women who are suffering from abuse or hardship and are unwilling to speak to family or friends — and any discussions are confidential, said Moore, who is also a union officer for the Atlantic region of Local 2002 with CAW.