Jail guards threaten to sue Ottawa over second-hand smoke

Canada’s federal correctional officers are seeking leave from Labour Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn to launch a lawsuit against their employer, Correctional Service (CSC) Canada, over its refusal to ensure a smoke-free workplace
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Should the lawsuit proceed, the 6,000 members of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) would be the first federal employees to sue a government department under s. 149 of the

Canada Labour Code

.