The STM: an inclusive employer for 30 years
The STM’s first Employment Opportunity Employment Plan celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Recognized as a pioneer in 1987, the STM has maintained its efforts, and the actions in this field have multiplied.
The STM’s first Employment Opportunity Employment Plan celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Recognized as a pioneer in 1987, the STM has maintained its efforts, and the actions in this field have multiplied. Today, the STM is an inclusive company that is enriched by the talents of all employees, regardless of their horizon, and continues to be recognized as a model in this regard.
The STM deploys several activities to ensure that its workforce reflects the clientele it serves as much as possible, in all its diversity: gender, culture, generation, disabilities, etc. Over the years, this commitment has materialized in multiple ways, particularly by:
- organizing the Forum diversité (Diversity Forum), which will hold its fifth edition,
- signing a Declaration for Diversity and Inclusion in 2012,
- and the publication in 2015 of the 2015-2020 Equal Opportunity Employment Plan.
Portrait of diversity at the STM
Our employees as of December 31, 2016:
- Gender: 24.4% are women, of which 23% hold a position as a bus driver, 30.6% as a maintenance worker and 15.8% as an inspector.
- Culture: 26.9% come from visible and ethnic minorities
- Generation: 31.1% are from the Baby Boomer generation, 51.8% from Generation X, 16.8% from Generation Y and 0.25% from Generation C.
A leader 30 years ago, a leader today
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is a model of equal employment opportunity and other Québec transit corporations should be inspired by it to ensure better representation of women, Aboriginal peoples, and visible and ethnic minorities.
Jacques Frémont, Chair of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec (March 2016).
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