International Day for Persons with Disabilities


Workers have a right to have disabilities accommodated by their employer. It might include changes to the work environment, and being flexible with tasks, assignments, schedules, and other working terms. CUPE supports workers with disabilities by negotiating language on short-term disability, long-term disability, workers’ compensation top-up, occupational health and safety, and reinforcing the duty to accommodate.

Every disability is unique to the individual experiencing it. Roughly 4.4 million Canadians have some sort of disability.

People with disabilities who are also marginalized by class, racism, gender homophobia or transphobia face additional barriers.

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