Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pink Shirt Day

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OPSEU WORKERS URGED TO MARK NATIONAL PINK SHIRT DAY FEBRUARY 27

In response to Bill 168, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace), and the new Canadian Standard on Psychologically Safe Workplaces, OPSEU is calling on all CAS members to raise awareness around unsafe workplaces.

The Act has both expanded the definition of harassment, and has increased responsibility and reporting levels for all employers. The new standard stresses the importance of identifying and addressing factors such as work demands, threats of violence, violence, discrimination, harassment, and bullying that negatively impact workers’ physical and mental health.
National Pink Shirt Day was started by a group of teenage boys in Nova Scotia in support of another boy who was the victim of bullying. In 2008 members marked the start of this sector-wide initiative by organizing the first National Pink Shirt Day event in their locals. The day is marked across Canada by students and adults alike wearing pink, who share the slogan “Bullying Stops Here!”

Join us on February 27 in our 5th year, by wearing pink clothing and share the slogan: “Bullying Stops Here!” We urge you to get creative and organize a fun event in your Local to remind employers that we as a society will not tolerate bullying or harassment anywhere.

For more information please contact:
Jane Kaija at: kaija@bell.blackberry.net
or visit http://www.pinkshirtday.ca

http://www.pinkshirtday.ca

Ontario Unions band together to share their message

Toronto Star has a new feature item

Labour in Ontario

Hi-Res PDF Web Link
http://doc.mediaplanet.com/all_projects/12066.pdf

International Women’s Day Events around the Region

hand in hand oshawa 2013Oshawa  International Women’s Day Breakfast Sunday 10 March 2013 at CAW hall 14 25 Phillip Murray Dr Oshawa Region 3 PWC will be purchasing a table of 8 for the International Women’s Day Breakfast at the CAW hall in Oshawa for  Sunday March 10th @ 10 am.

If you would like a complimentary ticket, please let me know you are coming as seating is very limited and tickets are only available in advance.  Dora – Region 3 PWC   (905)751-9851 or dora.robinson@gmail.com Poster Link

International Women's Day 2013

Peterborough   Workshops , Crafts and so much more. Friday 8 March 2013 St Paul’s Presbyterian  on the corner of Murray and Water (Poster Link)

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2013 Girls Night Out in Newmarket OntarioNewmarket  Thursday March 7, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST NewRoads  GMC 18100 Yonge Street Newmarket, ON L3Y 8V1 (website link)

gravenhurst iwd 2013

Gravenhurst   Women in Film  Festival Friday 8 March 2013 6:30pm at the Gravenhurst Opera House (Poster Link)