The Teamsters want to make mental health awareness in the workplace a mandatory requirement…
EDMONTON, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On June 15, 2012, tragedy struck G4S. While performing a routine cash transfer at the University of Alberta's HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers and critically wounded another. The ripple effect of the shooting had devastating impacts on the mental health of those involved, as well as their families, friends and colleagues.
Local Union 362 initiative aims to bring together public figures, policy makers and politicians to tackle this issue and create a solution; ultimately, the goal is that mental health support becomes mandatory in every workplace.
"Lets have a requirement that, no matter where you work, you are required - every employer in this country is required - to have a mental health awareness program, said Wayne Garner, Vice President of Teamsters Local Union 362. »
Local Union 362 produced a webseries with Redline Interactive Ltd. that chronicles this journey. View the trailer here and share it with your audience:
Share this link to our Action Engine and help bring about change. http://www.teamsters362.com/mental-health/
The Teamsters represents 115,000 members in Canada in all trades. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE: Teamsters Canada
For further information: Contact information: Wayne Garner, Vice President Teamsters Local Union 362, 780-455-2255, [email protected]