Disability issues

PSAC has fought for disability rights for many years, from the fight to bring about employment equity in the federal public sector in the 1980s and 1990s, to the struggle to advance accessibility and the duty to accommodate both within workplaces and within our union.

PSAC has fought for disability rights for many years, from the fight to bring about employment equity in the federal public sector in the 1980s and 1990s, to the struggle to advance accessibility and the duty to accommodate both within workplaces and within our union. The struggle for a society and workplaces that recognize and encourage the full participation of all people of different abilities is far from over. Confronting discrimination and harassment at work, protecting benefits such as sick leave and disability insurance, and continuing to advance employment equity are some of the key issues that PSAC has been focusing on.

Updates

May 11, 2017

Our union strongly believes that people with disabilities should be able to fully participate in all aspects of life, including the workplace

April 19, 2017

What impact will this year’s federal budget have on human rights and equity issues: women, immigration and refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQ issues and Indigenous Peoples.

April 13, 2017

More than 500 PSAC members from five equity groups and their allies attended the union’s triennia

August 25, 2016

We want to remind PSAC members to register for our National Equity Conferences that will take place in Toronto on March 2017.

September 2, 2015

As a result of the settlement of a human rights complaint presented by a PSAC member and supported by PSAC, the Treasury Board has issued a bulletin “to ensure that there is no confusion regarding the approach and the standard for addressing leave without pay due to illness or injury”.

PSAC’s guide to the duty to accommodate

Man with cerebral palsy using a computer

Employers must make every reasonable effort, short of undue hardship, to accommodate workers who fall under a ground of discrimination within human rights legislation.