According to survey results released by the labour movement and Western University's Faculty of Education today, domestic violence is widespread in Canada and its effects are following people to work.
One third of participants indicated they had experienced domestic violence. Of those, 82% said the violence negatively affected their work performance. Almost 40% said it kept them from getting to work, and for almost 10% it meant losing their job. For more than half, that violence continued at or near their workplace in the form of harassing emails, calls and texts, stalking or physical violence.
To download the results of the survey please click on the following link: domestic_violence_survey_results.pdf
For examples of how unions can take action to support members who are experiencing domestic violence please visit: http://canadianlabour.ca/issues-research/domestic-violence-work