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Nunavut government abuse complaints on the rise, minister says – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2018119 Views

November 13, 2018

More than one in four workplace harassment complaints linked to physical assaults, confrontations

Complaints of workplace harassment, including verbal abuse and physical assaults, are on the rise at the Government of Nunavut, Finance Minister George Hickes said last Thursday, Nov. 8.

“I would say there is a trend and it’s not in a good direction,” Hickes said in a frank response to questions from Arviat North–Whale Cove MLA John Main.

Hickes, as finance minister, is responsible for personnel matters, as well as the GN’s impending return to a standalone Department of Human Resources by April 1, 2019.

Main, who mentioned a recent “ugly incident,” asked Hickes if incidents of violence and intimidation are a rising trend.


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