Protective Reassignment for pregnant and nursing mothers

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ORIGINATOR: Winnipeg Area Council

LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN: ENGLISH

Whereas

WHEREAS current legislations recognize the right to protective reassignment of federal employees when their working conditions endanger their pregnancy or their nursing babies; and

WHEREAS workers in Quebec have access to paid leave for protective reassignment; and

WHEREAS current legislation does not extend the right to protective reassignment to federal employees; and

WHEREAS this leave is considered unpaid leave.

BIR

BE IT RESOLVED THAT PSAC exert pressure to obtain legislation guaranteeing the protective reassignment of workers so that pregnant or nursing employees receive leave with pay; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT PSAC negotiate with employers a policy similar to the protective reassignment provisions in Quebec; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT PSAC continue the petition campaign to make progress on the issue of protective reassignment for pregnant or nursing women; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT PSAC work in solidarity with all women who do not have access to protective reassignment.