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After 2 successful years of our One Minute Message Video Contest, we bring you the 2014 contest. The theme this year is ‘Fairness Works’. We are offering $2000.00 to the first place winner and can’t wait to see what creative delights you turn out this year. Last year's entries were the best we have had so far, so the bar is high.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new budget implementation bill puts workers’ lives at risk and we need your help now to stop it.
Buried deep in the 308 pages his finance minister just tabled are amendments to the Canada Labour Code that would make the federal health and safety law on the right to refuse dangerous work the weakest in the country and endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers.
Bill C-4 will weaken the existing right of workers to refuse dangerous work. Exposure to hazardous substances likely to result in a chronic illness, disease, or damage to the reproductive system will no longer be a valid reason for a worker to invoke the right to refuse dangerous work.
Imagine, knowing what we know about asbestos exposure, that a federal worker would now be unable to refuse dangerous work if his employer told him to remove asbestos from a workplace without proper safety gear?
Imagine, knowing what we know today about the impact of certain chemicals on women’s reproductive health, that a worker would no longer have the right to refuse dangerous if her employer gave her work that exposed her to those chemicals?
Conservative proposals would make the Canada Labour Code the only health and safety laws in the country that would make it legal for an employer to discipline a worker who refuses dangerous work. It’s a dangerous precedent that must be stopped now!