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Canadian workers have the right to refuse unsafe work, the right to be informed about hazards in the workplace, and the right to participate in health and safety discussions. Employers must fulfill their obligations to keep workers safe.

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Harassment and violence at work resource centre

For years, workers and advocates have been drawing attention to the ongoing and widespread issue of harassment and violence at work. However, a shortage of Canadian-specific data made it difficult to know the extent and nature of the problem. To address this evidence gap, in 2020, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and researchers from the University of Western Ontario and…
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Mental Health at Work

What is mental health and illness? Having good mental health means generally feeling good and being able to cope with everyday life at home and at work. Positive mental health means finding that balance in all parts of your life: social, physical, spiritual. What do mental health and mental illness mean? What is stigma and how can we fight it?…
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Domestic violence at work resource centre

Domestic violence (DV) is a pattern of behaviour used by one person to gain power and control over another with whom they have or have had an intimate relationship. It can include physical, emotional, sexual, financial, psychological and/or spiritual abuse, as well as stalking or harassment. It exists in intimate relationships between people of any gender and may be between…
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Unsafe at work? Know your rights!

Workers have a longstanding right to refuse unsafe work. Specifically, they have the right to: Know of workplace hazards before work begins and to receive appropriate information, instructions, education, training and supervision. Participate in decisions that may impact their health and safety. Refuse work that may impact their health and safety — and that of their fellow workers. At times,…
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Repetitive Strain Injury Resources

Many workers are unaware that Repetitive “everyday movements” and positioning of the body – if done often enough – can result in workplace injuries. Regardless of the work that you do – be it in a factory or in an office setting – every job has hazards that, left unaddressed, can cause Repetitive Strain Injuries (also known as Musculoskeletal Disorders)…
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Our Work

Canada’s unions: Negligent employers on notice with 3-year prison sentence

September 14, 2023
In a direct message to employers who fail to ensure the health and safety of…
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Urgent action needed to end homophobic and
transphobic violence at work

May 17, 2023
Gender-diverse workers in Canada are still facing disproportionately high rates of violence and harassment in…
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Never again: Canada’s unions mark 10 years since the Rana Plaza factory collapse

April 24, 2023
On April 24, workers in Bangladesh and across the globe will gather to mark the…
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