Thursday, September 26, 2013

Parkland fact sheet on injury rates and the union effect

The Parkland Institute has published a new fact sheet on workplace injuries in Alberta. This fact sheet presents research from a broader project about the union effect on workers, workplaces and society.

The gist is that (1) Alberta workplaces are exceptionally dangerous, something the government hides through selective reporting (see graphic above) and (2) workplaces with high levels of employee participation in workplace safety (usually unionized worksites) tend to be safer.

-- Bob Barnetson

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