Workplace Violence

  • Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
    NSNU calls on government to take the threat of violence in the workplace more seriously Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union says an incident in a Middleton hospital should have been given more consideration in light of the serious nature of the threat and the escalating frequency of violent behaviour in health care facilities across the province. She, like other health care advocates, is very concerned about this issue, calling on government to make workplace violence a...
  • Thursday, Jul 28 2016
    OTTAWA–Canada’s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada’s mayors to take action. 37-year old Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi died on Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained after being pursued and, according to several witnesses, violently beaten by Ottawa police on July 24. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is backing community calls for a publicly transparent and accountable investigation...
  • Thursday, Dec 3 2015
    It has been more than 25 years since 14 women were murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. And yet,women and girls in Canada still face violence in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities every single day. For the past two years, the Canadian Labour Congress has been spearheading an initiative to address the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. According to a recent cross-Canada survey conducted by the CLC and researchers at the University of Western Ontario, one in three...
  • Monday, Jul 13 2015
    The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) strongly support violence-free workplaces. It will take a sustained, concerted and collaborative effort if we are to achieve violence-free workplaces and attain the resulting improvement in outcomes for clients, nurses and organizations.
  • Monday, Dec 8 2014
    The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is pressing the Ministry of Labour to issue charges following yet another violent attack on a nurse at Southlake Regional Health Centre. ONA and the RN are holding Southlake Regional responsible for failing to ensure the safety of staff. This was yet another serious incident in this hospital’s ER; in 2013, the same hospital had another serious attack that resulted in a nurse suffering injuries. “Once again, our members recognized in advance the volatile nature...
  • Friday, Dec 5 2014
    Twenty-five years ago Canadians were shocked by the murder of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. December 6 th marks The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) stands with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in calling for action to stop the prevalence of violence against women and girls in our society. The CLC statement marking this day says: “Canada’s labour movement wants to help create a...
  • Wednesday, Nov 26 2014
    The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is pleased that Royal Ottawa Health Care Group is at trial this week, facing three charges from the Ministry of Labour for failing to keep staff safe. The charges stem from an incident at the Royal Ottawa Place Recovery Program in which nurses suffered injuries due to an attack at work. ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that, "the number of incidents of workplace violence that nurses and health care workers endure is outrageous. At...
  • Monday, Nov 10 2014
    The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is proud to support Beijing+20 and be part of the global awareness campaign to stop violence against women. 20 years ago, the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted but the campaign for gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment remains ongoing. This month the campaign’s focus is on violence against women. You’ll find below, a link to the full shadow report detailing Canada’s performance in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20...

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