Resolution No. 12 Preventative Leave for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Workers in Federal Jurisdiction Workplaces

Unifor National Will:

  • Launch a campaign for the implementation by the government of a preventive withdrawal system for pregnant or breastfeeding workers who work for an employer under federal jurisdiction.
  • Provide local unions with the tools necessary to negotiate safe maternity programs in their collective agreements.



  • A pregnant or breastfeeding person working in a company whose labour relations fall under federal jurisdiction could face a risk to her pregnancy in certain situations or in certain hazardous areas.
  • Federal labour legislation does not make provision for preventive withdrawal and this can place a pregnant or breastfeeding person in a precarious situation.
  • This leads to insecurity that could be avoided and it would be in the best interests of all to protect these people as much as possible by offering preventive withdrawal.


Respectfully Submitted by:

Local 6001