NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
Violence and harassment: Not part of the job
Violence and harassment are a daily reality for far too many workers in Canada. Both are preventable, and neither should ever be seen as “just part of the job.” That’s why this Day of Mourning, Canada’s unions are asking our government to do more to prevent and stop workplace violence and harassment.
Add your voice to our call on the federal government to help prevent and stop workplace harassment and violence:
- Make it safe for workers to report harassment and violence by implementing anti-reprisal measures, including whistleblower protection.
- Ensure federal health and safety officers can be as effective as possible. That means hiring more officers and ensuring they receive the robust training they need.
- Recognize domestic violence as a workplace hazard.This will raise awareness around the need for employers to conduct workplace risk assessments, training and safety planning, and to ensure supports are in place for workers experiencing domestic violence.
- Source: http://action.canadianlabour.ca