Bullying and Harassment | City of Edmonton

Updated January 12, 2018

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Investigators, city to probe 85 cases of harassment against city employees
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published January 11, 2018

Firm to investigate 62 harassment complaints from Edmonton city staff, open independent complaint line
By Natasha Riebe, CBC News – published January 11, 2018

Men blind to harassment at city hall, new data suggests
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published January 10, 2018


Posted November 28, 2017

Information Session | December 6, 2017

City of Edmonton Members, please attend this meeting alongside your colleagues to learn more about the Union’s stance in regard to the pressing City of Edmonton workplace issues, which have recently been brought to light in the news media (Edmonton Journal, CBC News). Edmonton Police Service Members are also invited.

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 ‘December 6, 2017 Information Session’


City of Edmonton promises to release harassment data
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 27, 2017

City of Edmonton suspends complaint process, says letter to employees
By Scott Johnston, 630CHED – published November 24, 2017

Memo from Linda Cochrane, City Manager, to all City employees re: Interim Complaints Process
November 22, 2017

Harassment report proves city has workplace culture problem, councillor says
By CBC News – published November 21, 2017

Edmonton council may be guilty of bullying, harassing staff, mayor admits
By Natasha Riebe, CBC News – published November 21, 2017

Edmonton mayor responds to workplace harassment allegations
By Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal – published November 20, 2017

City manager says ‘I am sorry’ for workplace harassment
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 20, 2017

Province promises new protection against workplace bullies within weeks
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 20, 2017

City of Edmonton’s broken workplace culture creates toxic waste
By Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal – published November 18, 2017

 


Posted November 17, 2017

A message from Lanny Chudyk (CSU 52 President) to all of our City of Edmonton Members:

As you may be aware, Linda Cochrane (City Manager) sent an email to all City employees late Thursday afternoon speaking to the harassment, bullying and discrimination articles that have been front and center in the media over the last few days.

In that email, she states, and I quote, “Hearing that colleagues or staff feel harassed is both painful and inexcusable. You need to know that we have collaborated with union and association presidents over the past few months to develop a better complaint-intake and review process that makes paramount the dignity of everyone involved.”

I must respectfully disagree with the suggestion that the union presidents have in any way collaborated in putting together a new internal process to deal with complaints. All I can say in regard to the City Manager’s comments around recent collaboration with union presidents, is that she either misspoke or has been given inaccurate information.

I want to assure our Membership that CSU 52 continues to insist on a process that is completely external from the City of Edmonton management, labour relations and human resources.

 

In solidarity,

Lanny Chudyk
CSU 52 President

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City of Edmonton employees say they were harassed on the job
By Greg Southam, Edmonton Journal – published November 17, 2017

Councillors shocked one fifth of city employees report harassment at work
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 17, 2017

‘When no one is looking, they attack you’: Bullying not confined to City Hall, expert …
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 16, 2017

‘A punch in the face’: Morale takes deep dive in city’s communications branch
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 15, 2017

Edmonton refuses to release harassment data for city employees
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 15, 2017

Editorial: Complaints overhaul needed
Edmonton Journal Editorial Board – published November 15, 2017

‘They feel … betrayed’: Pockets of toxic workplace culture drive some city employees to quit
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 14, 2017

Councillor stumped with ‘dozens’ of complaints by city employees
By Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal – published November 14, 2017