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April 28, 2009

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.

April 21, 2009

'Like a gust of fresh wind blowing through the workplaces of Ontario.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

April 21, 2009

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.

April 16, 2009

Massive 2005 survey collected responses from 12,200 nurses across the country.

April 6, 2009

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.

April 3, 2009

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.

March 23, 2009

'The portal itself has many potential users, including personnel involved in developing OHS education and training, JOHS committees, and front-line workers.'

March 18, 2009

Original ruling helped worker buy barrier-free home following workplace accident. WorkSafeNB asked to take case to Supreme Court of Canada.

March 8, 2009

Darryl Walker says it might work in some offices and ministries if it was voluntary and benefits were protected.

March 1, 2009

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.