Update 3: Invasive Medical Questionnaire and Medical Examination


Many of our CUPE 104 Members (PSE only at this time) have now received requests for personal and medical details as part of the RCMP’s push to their new “health program” for our members. They are also warning our members that failure to comply will result in disciplinary action. We have an active policy grievance against the employer for this program. For more information, please refer to our previous communications about this Invasive Medical Questionnaire and Medical Examination.

If you are facing disciplinary action relating to this program, for choosing not to undergo these health evaluations by an employer-selected medical practitioner, immediately contact your CUPE 104 Regional Chairperson for guidance and assistance.

We have also been advised by our members of some instances where the employer has sent personal information to the wrong person. We have submitted another policy grievance against the employer for these blatant breaches of your privacy.

If you suspect or know that your personal information has been mishandled, you should contact your CUPE 104 Regional Chairperson for guidance. We recommend filing an individual grievance against the employer and also filing a formal complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. This will ensure that the incident is recorded and investigated by a competent authority.

We will continue to pursue all available avenues to oppose the current version of this program and we will keep you informed of all developments and the actions we are taking. Please be sure to contact your Steward or CUPE 104 Regional Chairperson as soon as you think you may need assistance or guidance so that we can help you through the processes right from the start.

In Solidarity,

Your CUPE Local 104 Executive