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    Canada’s Asbestos Ban Was a Long Time Coming

    As of December 30, the use of asbestos and products containing asbestos will officially be banned in Canada. What is asbestos Asbestos fibres are a soft substance that are resistant to heat, electricity and chemical corrosion. Asbestos is an extremely effective and economical insulator, and as a result was used for decades to build houses […]

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    What counts as workplace sexual harassment?

    Sexual harassment is unfortunately one of the biggest workplace issues faced by workers every single day. In fact, roughly 22% of Canadians have experienced sexual harassment in their place of work. But it isn’t always as easy to identify as it may seem. Sexual harassment takes many different forms, but regardless of its form, it […]

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    Your privacy in the workplace

    Between our phones, smartwatches and laptops, it’s becoming easier and easier to monitor and track what an individual does every single day. But these tools and applications don’t just affect our home lives, they affect our lives at work as well. For the most part, we’re all well aware that many employers take to Facebook […]

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    Three Things to Take Away from the Rising Trend of Violent Attacks

    Between the countless school shootings in the U.S. and other violent crimes such as the Toronto Van Attack, it seems that now more than ever, violence and hate are trending. Although these issues may seem far removed from us, they are not, and here are some important things to remember regarding these incidents. Violence is […]

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    How to respectfully confront a coworker

    There are several reasons why you may need to call out a coworker. Perhaps they said something offensive, did something to create a hostile work environment, or maybe they unintentionally made a mistake. Whatever the reason, confronting a colleague can be awkward, and can often lead to further tension in the workplace, but it doesn’t […]

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    Bill 30: What it’s about and how it could help you

    Bill 30 was introduced at the end of last year and is set to come into effect June 1, 2018. This bill is ultimately designed to keep workers safe – both physically and mentally – and to ensure their quality of life is better protected. Here’s a summary of the new legislation regarding occupational health […]

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    Is your workplace compliant?

    Alberta’s labour law changes have been the topic of conversation for quite some time. Now that these changes have been in effect for a couple months, employers are fully responsible for ensuring they understand the changes and are fully compliant with the new laws. What if your employer isn’t complying with the new labour standards? […]

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    Injured at work? These are your rights and responsibilities

    Work-related injuries are far more common than we’d like them to be. The reality is, it happens, and when a worker is hurt on the job, someone has to pay for it; luckily, it doesn’t have to be the worker. As an employee in Alberta, you have rights if you are injured at work and […]

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    How healthy is your workplace?

    Each work environment is so different, so it’s difficult to establish one way to determine if an environment is healthy is not. There are, however, some key factors that contribute to the creation of a healthy or toxic environment. At Teamsters 987, we want to know that you are being treated fairly and with respect. […]

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