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McDonald’s Corp. is mandating worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year. The training requirement will impact 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. “It’s really important that we be very clear — a safe and respectful workplace where people feel like they’re going to be protected is […]

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive harassment and violence prevention training program for B.C.’s 10,000-person waterfront workforce, according to a press release. “Every Canadian has the right to work in a healthy, respectful and safe environment. […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 09:00

As Quebec updates its occupational health and safety legislation, Morneau Shepell is calling for the province to ensure the update stays true to the fundamental principles on which the regime was conceived, while keeping it competitive with other provinces. The company recently released a report on Bill 59, the act to modernize the legislation, and […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Head to head: Should employers be responsible for personal protective equipment?

While occupational health and safety legislation is clear, the definition of PPE has evolved since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Hancock, National president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees The coronavirus pandemic has made the acronym PPE — or personal protective equipment — a house-hold buzzword. At the onset of the pandemic, shortages […]

Feds launching new online mental-health resources

This Mental Health Awareness Month, the federal government unveiled a series of initiatives to support the well-being of Canadian workers. The Ministry of Labour is partnering with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to provide workers with access to detailed and credible information on mental health and wellness. […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020
  • 15:15

The federal government is introducing new regulations to protect employees from harassment and violence in the workplace. The regulations, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, outline the necessary elements of a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy and the procedures employers are required to have in place to respond to any incidents. They apply to federally regulated […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2020 December 2, 2020
  • 08:45
OMA rolling out collective pension plan for physicians

While employers of frontline workers have beefed up their policies to physically protect workers from the spread of the coronavirus, many aren’t providing additional supports or mental-health resources, according to a new survey by ADP Canada Co. The survey, which polled more than 750 working Canadians, found that across all industries, 45 per cent of employers are offering extra mental-health […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 28, 2020 January 15, 2022
  • 15:00
Unions across job sectors crying out for increased safety measures

Unions across the country are pushing for further measures to keep their members safe, whether they stock the frozen food section in a grocery store or care for critically-ill patients in an intensive care unit. Health-care workers Unifor had strong words for an Ontario government directive that allows employers to ask long-term care workers who’ve […]

Majority of Canadian workers feel safe at work: survey

The vast majority (86 per cent) of Canadians feel safe in their workplaces right now, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of ADP Canada, found 75 per cent of frontline workers and 97 per cent of those working remotely said they feel safe at work. Men (79 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 14, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadians believe training around workplace harassment and violence should occur annually, while 28 per cent said it should take place every three years or more, according to the results of the federal government’s online consultation. The survey, which polled 1,000 Canadians about new legislation on workplace harassment and […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 1, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 10:05