We will make it easier for federally regulated workers to request more flexible working conditions.
Every family struggles with balancing work responsibilities and busy lives at home.
Leading by example, we will amend the Canada Labour Code to provide every federally regulated worker with the legal right to make a formal request to their employer – without fear of reprisal – for more flexible working conditions, such as flexible start and finish times, or the ability to work from home.
Similar to the system in place in the United Kingdom, where the vast majority of requests have been approved, employers will be required to formally respond to these requests.
We will also work with interested provinces and territories so that they can offer the same rights to workers under their jurisdiction.