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It’s time to shine a light on workplace bullying

Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is: Threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, or Work interference — sabotage — which prevents work from getting done, or Verbal abuse – Workplace Bullying Institute The Workplace Bullying Institute has deemed October 15 – 21 […]

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Suicide prevention day

“Every year, more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Behind these statistics are the individual stories of those who have, for many different reasons, questioned the value of their own lives.” –WSPD September 10th is a day where we shine a light on a […]

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Championing Safety in the Workplace: Workplace Safety Tips

Your employer should always be making sure that you’re operating under the safest conditions possible. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. This is why safety champions are so important. Being a safety champion can look different depending on where you are working. In some companies, the safety champion is an official management position, whereas in […]

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Mental health awareness – how to monitor yourself

Mental illness, like physical illness can get worse if left untreated, and although there are many causes of mental illness that you have no control over, such as genetics, trauma, brain damage and prenatal damage, there are also many causes and contributors to mental illness that you do have control over such as poor nutrition […]

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Exploring a life before unions

Picture this: you wake up at the crack of dawn to arrive at work by 6 a.m.. You then proceed to work until 6 or 7 p.m. without any break, only to bring home $2.00 at the end of the day. Now repeat this process 7 days a week. No weekends, no vacation, just hard […]

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HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE MORE THAN JUST PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Have you ever suffered an injury at work due to a hazardous work environment? It is well known that an unsafe physical working environment is connected to absence due to illness and poor work performance. However, mental health and overall wellbeing while at work is just as important. Many of us experience stress or anxiety […]

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FIVE WAYS TO CHAMPION A SAFE WORKPLACE

Every job is different and so is every workplace. Some jobs are more hazardous than others, but regardless of what you do for work, there’s a lot you can do at work to ensure safety is always top of mind. Get involved. Most workplaces, including unionized ones, have safety committees and representatives that play an […]

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