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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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