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Danger At Work
plawiuk | February 17, 2007 at 04:03 amby
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Not hundreds, not thousands but; Hundreds of thousands of Canadians assaulted at work Work not only kills it injures. And not a word about this crime wave in the workplace from the Law & Order government in Ottawa. In a report released Friday, the agency said 17% of all self-reported incidents of violent victimization that year, including sexual assault, robbery and physical assault, occurred at the person’s place of work. That figure represents over 356,000 violent workplace incidents in Canada's 10 provinces. And those were only the incidents that were reported. Don't expect the Law and Order Conservatives to do anything about violence in the workplace because that would interfere in the market place. As Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day reminded us when he was Labour Minister in Alberta and unions called for Working Alone legislation after workers were assaulted on the job. He said there was nothing he would do about bringing in Working Alone legislation. Instead he cut jobs in his department. It took the murder of a young woman working alone in Calgary to actually get the ruling PC's in Alberta to take the issue seriously. But by then Stock was leading the New Canadian Alliance Party. Of course Public Safety in Canada means keeping us safe from foreign terrorists not terror on the job. Especially when most of these assaults were on public sector workers, that is government workers.