Five years after a Parliament passed a law that was supposed to 'modernize' the federal public service and we are still waiting for a fairer staffing process and a balance between the political rights of workers and an impartial public service.
The Canadian Human Rights Act recognizes environmental sensitivities as a disability, therefore, they must be considered as any other medical condition. More and more employees report having adverse reactions to substances commonly found in the workplace environment. Products such as perfumes, certain foods, certain cleaning or latex products, can trigger reactions in some people from mild to serious.
PSAC members have the right to promote and build our union in the workplace. Members have the right to be kept informed on the employer’s premises during non-work time, before or after shifts and during paid or unpaid breaks and lunch periods. This is the law.