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

June 3, 2019

The long-awaited federal law on accessibility for people with disabilities, the Accessible Ca

May 8, 2019

While there is room for improvement, PSAC has reiterated its support for the government’s Bill C-

March 29, 2019

With a low GDP to debt ratio, and a manageable deficit, this government had the opportunity to in

December 3, 2018

On December 3rd, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, PSAC affirms that

October 18, 2018

PSAC strongly believes that persons with disabilities should be able to fully and equitably parti

June 4, 2018

The results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Survey continue to show disturbing results for employees from equity-seeking groups.

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.