Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sask-Landfill-Discrimination

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sask-Landfill-Discrimination

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board says three women who complained about sexual harassment while they were employed at the City of Regina landfill were discriminated against by their union, based on their gender.

The women had filed 41 complaints against five male co-workers related to incidents dating back to 2013.

They testified that the landfill was a -- quote -- "toxic workplace."

The board says in a decision brought down October 3rd that at least two of them feared for their physical safety and all three endured a variety of medical conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

But the board also suggests that their union -- the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 21 -- was more concerned about ensuring the men didn't endure discipline for the harassment, than the fact the women had been driven from the workplace. …

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