New workplace harassment and violence prevention training launched in British Columbia’s maritime sector

posted on February 25, 2021

February 9, 2021

By Employment and Social Development Canada, Cision

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 9, 2021 /CNW/ – Canadians know that safe, healthy and respectful workplaces are good for everyone. That is why the Government of Canada continues to support workers, unions and employers to advance the goal of achieving harassment and violence-free federally regulated workplaces. By supporting harassment and violence prevention projects throughout Canada, we create workplaces where Canadian workers can achieve their potential. This is good for workers, unions, employers and the Canadian economy.

Today, Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi, along with representatives from the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA), the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC), met virtually with stakeholders to launch a new harassment and violence prevention training program that will benefit British Columbia’s 10,000-person waterfront workforce.

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