Minister of labour discusses 3 policy initiatives


Mental health, right to disconnect, digital platform workers on agenda

Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi was in Windsor, Ont. recently to meet with stakeholders to discuss a number of new labour policy initiatives the federal government is piloting.

Meeting with leaders of a local Unifor union, along with the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Tassi sought stakeholder views on three new initiatives.

In looking “to help fashion a sensible and balanced approach to labour policy,” she talked about making mental health a core part of occupational health and safety policy.

Tassi also sought views on the development of a “right to disconnect” so that employees have the right to “genuine down time when they are not working, without sacrificing all of the positive features of electronic communication.”

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