Postal Worker Plea
February 8th, 2018 - 1:29pm
Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, last week at a town hall in Winnipeg, the Prime Minister was asked to respond to the serious climate of bullying, harassment, and intimidation of workers at Canada Post. The reality is that for months the current government has ignored petitions, letters, and horror stories regarding the toxic work environment and has done very little to specifically address this situation.
Can the Prime Minister tell us exactly what action he will take to end this systemic abuse of postal workers?
Hon. Carla Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, harassment and bullying of any kind are unacceptable, period. My office has reached out to the individual from Winnipeg who raised these concerns. Canada Post has policies in place to address issues of harassment, and we will make sure that this policy is being followed.
Our government ran on a commitment to take action on workplace harassment in federally-regulated workplaces. That is why all parties worked to get Bill C-65 to committee, which would create a more robust regime that would better address harassment and violence in the workplace, including Canada Post.