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"Making it mandatory for everybody to do the training does not mean it changes," says Fitzpatrick.
Suddenly, Mercier's colleague thrust a long, cylindrical metal tool used for data collection between her legs, from behind.He told the investigator he was "trying to step past her" and "inadvertently" touched her, but a report says a witness called the harassment "intentional." Correctional Services of Canada would not give Go Public an interview, but in an email said that, "CSC employees are expected to act according to the highest legal and ethical standards" and that "CSC is committed to providing a workplace free of harassment and discrimination." Alberta MLA Maria Fitzpatrick says she has heard stories like Mercier's for far too long.She worked for the CSC for three decades, much of it as a union representative for two different locals, where she "frequently" helped female corrections employees in harassment cases. "When somebody is off work for over a year without pay after they've been victimized by a co-worker, there is something blatantly wrong with that picture." In a 2017 annual survey of public service employees, 40 per cent of correctional workers said they had been a victim of harassment on the job in the past two years, up from 31 per cent three years ago.In two emails, Mercier asks for support but UCCO doesn't address her request in either of its responses.When Go Public asked a spokesperson for the union why it didn't support Mercier's complaint, our questions were also not addressed.