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New Alberta law will improve worker safety - National Union of Public and General Employees

7 hours 25 min ago

New Alberta law will improve worker safety
National Union of Public and General Employees
Presumptive coverage means that the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is assumed to have been the result of workplace trauma, thereby removing the onus on workers to prove that the PTSD was the direct result of some specific work ...

Call for more action to stop violence against women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador - The Gander Beacon

8 hours 20 min ago

The Gander Beacon
Call for more action to stop violence against women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador
The Gander Beacon
One right after the other. And what is happening in this province? Domestic violence is on the rise.” Along with Wright, each person who spoke with The Telegram on Friday called for a taskforce on ending violence against women and girls in this ...

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Union gives $2K to women's shelter - The Chronicle Journal

11 hours 41 min ago

The Chronicle Journal
Union gives $2K to women's shelter
The Chronicle Journal
“Today, gender-based violence continues to occur in Canada, across all regions, all cultures, and all economic groups. This donation will fund crisis services to help women and children escape domestic violence and provide much needed resources to ...

A safe workplace - The Kathmandu Post

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 21:19

A safe workplace
The Kathmandu Post
It is time we seriously talked about the environment at the workplace for women in Nepal. Research conducted in America shows that a person experiences sexual assault every 98 seconds, and sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each ...

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Local advocate reveals past sexual assault - Bloomington Pantagraph

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 06:37

Local advocate reveals past sexual assault
Bloomington Pantagraph
BLOOMINGTON — For years, Kim Wells has fought against domestic violence as executive director of the Bloomington-based Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. Founded by business leaders and focused on the workplace, the alliance has been ...

Call for more action to stop violence against women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador - The Telegram

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:43

The Telegram
Call for more action to stop violence against women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador
The Telegram
One right after the other. And what is happening in this province? Domestic violence is on the rise.” Along with Wright, each person who spoke with The Telegram on Friday called for a taskforce on ending violence against women and girls in this ...

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Champions of change in the workplace - Financial Times

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 23:01

Financial Times
Champions of change in the workplace
Financial Times
“Talent”, when used as a collective noun in describing people who work in an organisation, is an inelegant neologism. Yet its prevalence is telling: organisations want to recruit skilled and clever (talented) people and then encourage them to ...

Sask. employers fear paid days off for victims of violence could lead to hiring fewer women - CBC.ca

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:14

CBC.ca
Sask. employers fear paid days off for victims of violence could lead to hiring fewer women
CBC.ca
Crystal Giesbrecht, with the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS), said a protected leave was one of the recommendations from those who were interviewed for their recent report on domestic violence. "It's ...

Sask. employers fear paid days off for victims of violence could lead ... - CBC.ca

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:14

CBC.ca
Sask. employers fear paid days off for victims of violence could lead ...
CBC.ca
Victims of domestic violence in Saskatchewan will soon be entitled to up to 10 days off work, but they won't be paid days off.
Legislation passed to allow work leaves for those fleeing domestic ...Globalnews.ca
Sask. domestic violence victims to get time off workNews Talk 980 CJME
Saskatchewan legislation calls for unpaid leave for domestic ...National Post
Regina Leader-Post
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Unifor and Bell Aliant negotiate domestic violence leave - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:13

Unifor and Bell Aliant negotiate domestic violence leave
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Unifor will continue to take action in every round of bargaining to negotiate provisions for survivors and we will challenge all forms of sexism that lead to violence in our communities," said Dias. While this agreement was established as part of a ...

OPINION: We all need to step up to stop violence against women - The Guardian

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:43

OPINION: We all need to step up to stop violence against women
The Guardian
We launched an education program to empower union representatives to recognize and respond to domestic violence at work, to promote awareness of the issue in workplaces and to help keep members safe and supported at work. We have developed collective ...

Employers encouraged to introduce domestic violence leave entitlements - Community Newspaper Group

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:38

Community Newspaper Group
Employers encouraged to introduce domestic violence leave entitlements
Community Newspaper Group
EMPLOYERS have been urged to follow the lead of other firms in WA and introduce special leave entitlements for people experiencing family and domestic violence. Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk made the call following ...

28 years after Montreal, women still face violence - National Union of Public and General Employees

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:28

28 years after Montreal, women still face violence
National Union of Public and General Employees
Unions have been working on the issue of violence against women and girls for decades. Specifically, in 2015, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), of which the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is an affiliate, partnered with the ...

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Workplace Violence Prevention 2018: Domestic violence in the workplace is a clear and present danger - Safety.BLR.com

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:25

Workplace Violence Prevention 2018: Domestic violence in the workplace is a clear and present danger
Safety.BLR.com
Although domestic violence usually occurs within the home, it all too often follows the victim into the workplace. A perpetrator knows where and when the victim works. To employers, this could become a clear and present danger. At BLR's Workplace ...

Labor pledges to introduce 10 days of paid domestic violence leave ... - The Guardian

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:19

The Guardian
Labor pledges to introduce 10 days of paid domestic violence leave ...
The Guardian
Workplace entitlement would be available to all employees and doubles Labor's previous commitment of five days.
Bill Shorten promises 10 days paid domestic violence leaveThe Australian
Politicians stand up to domestic violenceSky News Australia

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Workplace sexual harassment - Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 09:41

Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Workplace sexual harassment
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
With the legislative changes in Ontario likely serving as one of the motivating factors, Alberta recently introduced Bill 2, An Act to Remove Barriers for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Like Ontario, the bill, among other amendments not as ...

Bill Shorten promises 10 days paid domestic violence leave - The Australian

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 08:01

The Australian
Bill Shorten promises 10 days paid domestic violence leave
The Australian
Mr Shorten said Labor was committed to making domestic and family violence leave a “universal workplace right to further support those in our community suffering from this scourge”. The Fair Work Commission rejected the ACTU claim for 10 days' paid ...

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Netherlands' deputy ambassador hosts domestic violence report - Global Times

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 16:44

Global Times
Netherlands' deputy ambassador hosts domestic violence report
Global Times
Leading representatives from NGOs, business associations and consulting firms discuss how to build gender equality in the workplace. Photo: Katrin Büchenbacher/GT. On Thursday, the Asia Foundation and SynTao Co Ltd, a leading consulting firm on ...

Domestic violence: 'Vital opportunities being missed' says charity - Manx Radio

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:44

Domestic violence: 'Vital opportunities being missed' says charity
Manx Radio
"Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs) play a crucial role in protecting victims across the UK. Under this Government, the number of IDVAs have more than doubled since 2010." Safelives also found that over 50,000 NHS staff are dealing with ...

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