Twenty-five years ago, in 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) launched what was to become a worldwide remembrance for workers killed on the job.
Occupational Health and Safety
'Like a gust of fresh wind blowing through the workplaces of Ontario.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Advocates for safe workplaces have been pushing for more than a decade for legislation that protects workers from harassment and violence. Today, they had some good news.
Massive 2005 survey collected responses from 12,200 nurses across the country.
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) in the UK report that four in 10 teachers have faced verbal or physical aggression from a pupil's parents or guardian.
Clarification is important because the internet is now the biggest mode of communication that people have. A 2009 University of Toronto survey of more than 2000 students found 50 per cent had been bullied online.
'The portal itself has many potential users, including personnel involved in developing OHS education and training, JOHS committees, and front-line workers.'
Original ruling helped worker buy barrier-free home following workplace accident. WorkSafeNB asked to take case to Supreme Court of Canada.
Darryl Walker says it might work in some offices and ministries if it was voluntary and benefits were protected.
Friday, February 27th, 2009 marks Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) awareness day. On this awareness day the National Union joins labour unions across Canada to urge employers to take these soft tissue injuries seriously.