Absenteeism, low productivity, declining physical and mental health; are some of the serious consequences of being bullied at work.
When provincial Violence in the Workplace regulations were finally enacted in 2007 after over a decade of lobbying, they unfortunately did not include language about bullying or psychological health and safety in the workplace. The lack of clarity around this issue compelled the NSGEU to take action and address bullying in the workplace.
Following eighteen months of tireless effort developing, field testing, evaluating and revising, the Bully-Free Workplace Program had its formal launch Sept 8, 2010. At the core of our approach is the understanding that peer-to-peer facilitation is an effective method to begin discussions about workplace bullying and to facilitate solutions.