Unifor is working to stop the epidemic of workplace violence against transit workers and road transport workers in British Columbia. Workplace violence means physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse that occurs in the course of any work-related duty.
The program gives participants tools and skills when confronted with any potential or act of violence. The course covers health and safety legislation, new right to know your assailant legislation and refusal of unsafe work actions and methods to defuse aggressive behaviours. Participants will receive a newly developed log book that will provide a crucial record for taking action to assist in preventing future incidents.