It's a serious wide-spread problem

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Coalition Against Workplace Violence campaign.

Workplace violence goes well beyond physical assault. In fact, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment is workplace violence.

If you're a worker in Nova Scotia, you are not specifically protected from workplace violence.

We need Regulations

Draft Regulations, developed jointly by labour and management representatives, have sat on a shelf now for over 10 years.

The Coalition Against Workplace Violence is lobbying the provincial government for a zero tolerance policy for violence in the workplace, no matter what form it takes.

We need your help to put pressure on the provincial government to adopt and enforce the Workplace Violence regulations into legislation.

Upcoming Forums on Workplace Violence

Are you experiencing
workplace violence?

Quick facts

  • An estimated one in four public sector workers is concerned ("extremely" or "rather" concerned) about violence at work by a member of the public.

  • Although workplace violence is an issue for all workers - it's also very much a women's issue (a high percentage of the four unions' memberships are female).
  • Produced by CAWV, the Coalition Against Workplace Violence with financial assistance from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour