SFL Demands Action On Harassment For Day Of Mourning

Kent Peterson


On the year’s this National Day of Mourning, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) joined the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and called on the federal and provincial governments to do more to address workplace violence and harassment.

 

Every April 28th, unions join workers and their families to mourn those who have been injured or killed on the job. Workplace violence and harassment have also led to worker deaths, as well as significant injuries.

 

“Workplace harassment and violence are often overlooked by employers and governments as hazards of the job,” said Larry Hubich, president of the SFL. “In the era of #metoo and #timesup, we need to talk about the negative impacts these hazards can have in the workplace and what should be done about them,” he added.

 

Employers should work with health and safety committees to:

 

Governments can also do more to help prevent and stop workplace harassment by:

 

SFL President Larry HubichThis year the SFL is laid green and yellow flowers at Day of Mourning events. Not only are these the colours of our province and our federation of labour, they are the colours of the Humboldt Broncos in special recognition of the workers who died in that terrible tragedy while on the job.

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