33.13(a) An employee has the right to refuse to do particular work if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that the performance of this work will endanger his or her health, safety or physical well-being, or may similarly endanger another employee.
128 of Canada Labour Code. [Canada Labour Code, s.122,128, 129,146,147).
Refusal to work if danger
128 (1) Subject to this section, an employee may refuse to use or operate a machine or thing, to work in a place or to perform an activity, if the employee while at work has reasonable cause to believe that
(a) the use or operation of the machine or thing constitutes a danger to the employee or to another employee;
(b) a condition exists in the place that constitutes a danger to the employee; or
(c) the performance of the activity constitutes a danger to the employee or to another employee.
No reprisals [s.147] It is against the law for employers to dismiss, suspend, layoff or demote, impose a financial or other penalty, discipline or threaten any employee for performing their rights or duties under the Code.
If you believe that your health and safety or physical wellbeing is at risk, please inform your supervisor and union representative without delay and you are entitled to be present while the investigation is conducted.
Toronto Local is constantly in contact with Canada Post and the Government agencies to protect our members. Local is very frustrated by the bureaucratic barrier between the Agencies. End of the day we the workers are the one, who is suffering. . April 26,2021
COVID-19 does not distinguish workplaces. Be safe and stay safe.
CUPW, Toronto Local,