Toronto Sun

Thursday, May 9, 2002

Co-workers' duty to report violence: CAW

By Brian Gray
Toronto Sun

Co-workers should immediately report any suspicions of violence against women in and out of the workplace, the chairman of the CAW's women's caucus says.

The union has been stressing these issues for more than a decade and supports women's shelters to the tune of $90,000 a year, said Peggy Nash, assistant to Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove.

On Tuesday, police shot and killed a man after he shot his wife in the parking lot of auto parts manufacturer A.G. Simpson on Progress Ave. in Scarborough.

Nash said community-based programs are "less than perfect but necessary to protect women and their kids."

"If a man suspects another man of abusing and controlling his spouse, he should report it immediately," Nash said. "It's a collective responsibility."

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