LONDON, ON, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Findings of a ground-breaking year-long survey about the prevalence of domestic violence and its impact in the workplace are being released on Thursday at 10 a.m. at two simultaneous press conferences in Ottawa and at Western University in London, Ontario.
The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) at Western's Faculty of Education and the Canadian Labour Congress partnered to conduct the nation-wide survey, 'Can work be safe when home isn't?' asking 8,429 workers about domestic violence and support measures at work. Outreach was largely conducted through unions, with approximately 80 per cent of respondents being union members.
Unifor Women's Department Director and study steering committee member Julie White will be speaking at the press conference to address the issue of domestic violence from a union/ workplace perspective. White will be speaking about the role of the union in supporting those who are living with domestic violence and workplace measures that can help support women leaving abusive relationships.
Press conference: London release of 'Can work be safe when home isn't?' survey results
Thursday, November 27 at 10 a.m.
Room 1139, John George Althouse Faculty of Education Building
1137 Western Road, London Ontario
Vicki Schwean, Dean of Education
Peter Jaffe, Academic Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children
Kim Gibson, Survivor and Workplace Manager at Tim Horton's
Julie White, Director, Unifor Women's Department
Photos of the London event will be available upon request.
For further information: For more information, please contact Unifor Women's Department Director Julie White 519-860-7015 [email protected] or Unifor Communications Representative Katie Arnup 416-333-8097 [email protected]