Approximately one in five Canadians, or seven million citizens, will experience a mental health problem this year. Many of these problems relate in some way to the workplace.
The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) is calling for changes to the province's labour laws following the recent death of a 15-year-old worker.
Every year, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board collects data on deaths and injuries that occur in Ontario's workplaces. It estimates as many as 6,000 people die every year.
PSAC and CLC have created the first national survey assessing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
The Day of Mourning, more than any other day in the labour movement's calendar, brings home why we must remain vigilant in the area of workers' rights.
On This Day
Every April 28 communities remember and honour workers who have been killed, injured or infected with illnesses on the job.
Forty years ago, on April 18, several hundred miners in Elliot Lake, Ont., held an illegal wildcat strike over unsafe working conditions.
More than 1,000 workers each year are killed at work, but police and prosecutors are not utilizing the Westray amendments that hold corporations, their directors and executives criminally accountable.
Municipal councils are leaders in their respective communities. With so many fatalities across the country, enforcing the Westray Law is clearly an issue for municipal councils to endorse.
Over 200 shipyard employees in Halifax walked off the job yesterday to protest alleged bullying by their employer.