Unsafe workplace trial a "wake-up call" to all employers

Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is charged with operating an unsafe workplace for an incident in 2014 that left two nurses severely hurt.

Toronto (7 May 2015) — As Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) faces charges for operating an unsafe workplace, OPSEU/NUPGE President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the world-renowned institution must redouble its efforts to guarantee a safe work environment for patients and staff alike.

Ontario kids suffering mental illness must wait more than a year for treatment

“When it comes right down to it, we’re talking here about sick kids,” says NUPGE National President James Clancy. “How can we not do whatever we can to help them?" 

Ottawa (6 May 2015) — It’s already been well established that our health care system is failing those suffering mental illness, but a new report from Ontario provides a terrible reminder of just how inadequate the system is.

Health care union VP volunteers in Nepal

"Our members do great work saving lives in Alberta every day. It’s only natural that we want to help save lives overseas when disaster strikes." — Mike Parker, HSAA Vice President.

Edmonton (04 May 2015) — The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) will donate $10,000 to help victims of the earthquake in Nepal, while a member of its board  is already in Nepal as part of a medical relief team providing aid in the country.

18 months on strike: Help get these members back to work!

 "This is a profitable company that is trying to increase their bottom line on the backs of workers. It's unacceptable, and we need to help them understand this." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.

Toronto (29 April 2015) — Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) employed by WHL Management Limited have been on strike for over 18 months and they need your help to reach a fair contract. 

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