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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2003

No cameras, please

Bathurst, N.B.

— The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada says the installation of cameras in the Smurfit-Stone Paper Mill in Bathurst, New Brunswick “violates workers’ basic human rights and promotes sweatshop working conditions.” The union originally agreed to some cameras for security and fire watch reasons, but claims the company went beyond that. “Cameras are directly on employees as they work throughout the day or night,” said Max Michaud, Atlantic vice-president of CEP. “Knowing their every move is being recorded has increased our members’ stress level significantly.” (For an in-depth look at video surveillance, see our April 21 issue.)

Increase in dads taking paternity leave

Ottawa