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Amendments to Canada Labour Code narrow employees' right to refuse work on basis it is unsafe

Jurisdiction: - Canada/Federal

Amendments to the Canada Labour Code - Part II that came into effect on October 28, 2014 are intended to narrow an employee's right to refuse work on basis it is not safe ((under sec. 128 of the Code).

For more information on these amendments, see

  1. Andrew Cogswell's October 30, 2014 blog posting here: "Amendments to the Canada Labour Code respecting Occupational Health and Safety"; and
  2. Élodie Brunet , Frédérique Duchesne and Josiane L'Heureux's July 2014 article here: "Notice to employers under federal jurisdiction: amendments to the Canada Labour Code will take effect on October 31, 2014".

See also my previous found here that deals with section 128 of the Canada Labour Code: "Health & Safety Officer finds that pilot's previous threat to ditch plane did not give cabin crew right to refuse work".