'Sad day' for Whistleblowers, Federal Union Warns

Shiv Chopra, one of three scientists fired by Health Canada in a long-running wh

By The Canadian Press, 8 August 2011

Two of three scientists fired by Health Canada in a long-running whistleblowing saga have lost a bid to get their jobs back.

And one of the country's largest public service unions is calling it a "sad day" for bureaucrats who want to raise concerns about public safety.

In a decision released without fanfare last week, the Public Service Labour Relations Board dismissed the grievances of Shiv Chopra and Margaret Haydon, who were fired for insubordination in 2004.

 

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