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BCGEU Explains New Provincial Regulation

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

By BCGEU – 12/4/13

How does the new Workers Compensation Board (WCB) language on workplace bullying and harassment affect BCGEU members?

Prevention and Compensation

There are two aspects to all health and safety matters. First, procedures and systems must be put into place to prevent workplace injuries. Secondly, workers who suffer workplace injuries have a right to compensation.

Bullying and Harassment

On July 1, 2012, the Workers Compensation legislation regarding bullying and harassment was changed to include:

Members have asked:

To answer these questions, it is important to review the union’s response to bullying behavior. The union has spoken out loudly and clearly that bullying is not acceptable. Bullying in the workplace is wrong and should be addressed quickly and appropriately. Because all workers deserve a workplace that is free from harassment and bullying, we negotiated anti-bullying policies and protections in many of our agreements. We encourage employers to engage with us in developing and teaching respectful workplace practices.

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Canadians mark Anti-Bullying Wear Pink Day: Feb. 27

Monday, February 11th, 2013

What began as a high school initiative, wearing pink to signify a commitment to end bullying, evolved into a Union-supported event for adults suffering workplace bullying. The day is February 27.

Here is the notice on the BCGEU site.

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BC Union Celebrates Pink Shirt Day – Feb. 29

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

BCGEU President Darryl Walker announced the union’s commitment to stopping workplace bullying on Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 29. Said Walker,

“the BCGEU is a strong advocate of respect in the workplace and we’re continuing to put mechanisms in place to address the problem. We’ve organized member and public awareness campaigns, and held workshops to ensure our members are knowledgeable about workplace bullying and the steps they can take when they encounter it… We’ve also negotiated anti-bullying language into collective agreements.”

WBI’s Gary Namie addresses a BCGEU workplace bullying event on March 9.

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BCGEU fights for bully-free workplaces

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

This week the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) was in the print and broadcast news talking about workplace bullying.

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