Budget cuts undermine safety: CCPA

Group says 1.2 million federal workers vulnerable, more safety inspectors needed
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2015

Ottawa’s budget cuts are undermining the health and safety of federally regulated workplaces, according to a study.

Waiting to Happen, the study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), said a lack of resources — including funding and safety inspection staff — are putting nearly 1.2 million workers in the federal government at risk.