Canada’s mining industry accounts for nearly half of the
world’s mining and mineral-exploration activity. But who holds Canadian operations abroad accountable when workplace-safety violations occur, and what standards are they required to live up to?
Claims of Canadian companies disregarding the rights of foreign workers and changes to Canada’s corporate social responsibility strategy are throwing a spotlight on the way our extractive sector does business abroad.
Nearly two years have passed since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper Ltd. that the mandatory, random alcohol testing of unionized employees in safety-sensitive positions at…
Province needs safety legislation to prevent injuries, fatalities, says farm union
Changes to Criminal Code could mean tougher sentences for those who assault transit workers
Advocacy groups send open letter to attorney general
Union sympathizers blacklisted by Mexican government, says labour leader
Toll-free number to provide info about TFWs’ legal rights and entitlements
New occupational health and safety section added to legislation; amendment went into effect on Dec. 31
Newfoundland and Labrador police officers currently receive only 80 per cent of pre-injury net earnings, says Service NL
Quebec farm worker bill violates charter: UFCW
National Safety Council Congress and Expo 2014 in San Diego
(Canadian OH&S News)
The idea came to John Holtan while he was attending a week-long training event in Atlanta about five years ago. A refinery and power plant operations instructor in North Dakota at the time, Holtan made the trip to Georgia Tech hoping to beef up…
If the law says the employer must “provide” protective equipment, does that mean it has to pay for it? Surprisingly, the answer varies. Hard hats, safety boots, protective gloves, respirators: By law, personal protective equipment has to be used in…