Monthly Archives: October 2016

Councillor to take Calgary Police Service workplace concerns to justice minister ‘if need be’

Following public scrutiny of a 2013 Calgary Police Service workplace review that uncovered over 60 complaints from CPS employees claiming they were subject to bullying, sexual harassment and intimidation, one city councillor is vowing to deal with the allegations and improve human resource practices.

But at least one police officer is leveling his own accusations against Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart.

“As a police commissioner and sitting on the governance committee, this is our job as an oversight role to ensure that this is dealt with and dealt with properly,” Colley-Urquhart told Global News Saturday.

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Workplace bullying leads to loss of 5 trillion won (KR)

Bullying at work costs 5 trillion won ($4.4 billion) a year in lost labor, a study shows.

The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training released a report Thursday on workplace bullying based on a survey of 3,000 workers — 200 each in 15 different industries.

According to the report, the probability of damage on non-regular workers — part-timers and contract workers — was 28.1 percent, higher than the 21.3 percent on regular, full-time employees.

In social and economic terms, the damage was higher among the middle class (25.5 percent) and lower class (23.5 percent) than among the high class (15.1 percent).

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Shooter at FreightCar America plant faced workplace bullying, says neighbour

ROANOKE, Va.—A neighbour of the suspected shooter at a railcar manufacturing facility in Roanoke, Vir., says the man told him he quit his job because he was being harassed by a co-worker.

Clarence Jones told The Associated Press that 53-year-old Getachew Fekede would complain about a man who intimidated and picked on him. Jones said Fekede transferred departments at FreightCar America but ultimately quit when the problems continued.

Jones said he believes Fekede grew concerned about money after he quit his job because he was still taking care of his mother back in Kenya. Jones said Fekede was an “excellent neighbour” who never showed any signs of violence.

Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones said that the 53-year-old Fekede stopped showing up to work at FreightCar America in March. But he rode a bicycle to his former workplace early Oct. 25 and somehow entered the facility’s paint shop.

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More than $1 million paid out for workplace bullying (AU)

The interrogation came out of the blue and continued mercilessly, even while she was doubled over sobbing.

The woman, who was 41 at the time of the incident, has been awarded more than $1 million in a negotiated workplace bullying settlement.

The bullying she experienced at a NSW government agency five years ago has rendered her unable to ever work again.

As two bosses hurled accusations at her during a meeting called to provide her with feedback on an internal job application, the woman who could only speak on the condition of anonymity, said she was in shock and disbelief.

Now aged 46, she still has no idea what motivated the attack which had come without any warning. A string of psychiatrists have provided evidence that her mental injury has rendered her unable to return to work.

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One in three forced to put work before home by their boss: Managers also forcing employees to be on call 24 hours a day (UK)

One in three working people are under pressure from managers who think they should put their job before their home life, a report said yesterday.

It said 33 per cent of employees worry that their boss thinks work should come before their family.

The same share believe their managers think they should be on call 24 hours a day.

The findings from the Relate counselling group were based on a survey of more than 5,000 people aimed at detecting the level of disruption of people’s home lives by the demands of work.

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