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N.S. unions target workplace violence; Conservative government’s whistle-blowing bill; Finding Canada’s defenders from afar; Presence of women lagging on boards; Firms set sights on retirees’ health benefits; Another case of wayward faxes; And wayward computer data
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/29/2006

N.S. unions target workplace violence

Halifax — Four unions have joined forces to push the Nova Scotia government to enact decade-old recommendations to protect workers who face violence on the job. The Coalition Against Workplace Violence wants the province to enact draft regulations on workplace violence introduced in 1996 that were never implemented. The coalition members include the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union and the Canadian Union of Public Employees. In Ontario, the regional vice-president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union also called on Ontario’s premier to make workplace violence a workplace hazard under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Conservative government’s whistle-blowing bill