Demand Justice for Workers Injured or Killed on the Job
Sign our petition; demand action. Because it's long past time for stronger workplace accountability measures that hold corporate executives and directors accountable for cases of negligence causing workplace death or serious injury.
We need your help getting that message across to the BC government.
We are asking you to join the BC Building Trades in pressing government to pass the Workplace Accountability Act, which was presented in the legislature today by Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey Newton.
How can you help?
- Add your name to the petition at right.
- Spread the word by sharing the graphics below on your social media accounts.
Let's build momentum. Let's create a solution.
Let's make sure justice is done.
The Facts on Justice
» On average, thirty-six construction workers die every year in British Columbia due to workplace exposures and trauma
» The House of Commons passed the Westray Act in 2004. The Bill makes it possible to prosecute employers for criminal negligence. It was named after the 1992 Westray coal mining disaster in Nova Scotia where 26 miners were killed.
» There have been more than 1,350 deaths in British Columbia since the Westray bill was passed
» No employer has ever been convicted under the Westray Act in B.C.