Union backs Indigenous bureaucrats in class action against feds – APTN News

Mar 15, 2022

‘We applaud the Indigenous voices calling on the government to do what is necessary to right some of these wrongs,’ says PSAC national president

The head of one of the country’s largest labour unions promises support for Indigenous bureaucrats advancing a class-action lawsuit against the federal government.

The claim, filed in 2021 by two First Nations women, alleges widespread systemic discrimination and harassment at the two departments responsible for Indigenous affairs.

“We’re certainly supporting the class action,” said Chris Aylward, national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), in a phone interview. “We applaud the Indigenous voices calling on the government to do what is necessary to right some of these wrongs and to ensure that these injustices don’t continue.”

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