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Occupational Health and Safety

April 15, 2019

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April 15, 2019

"Minister Bains just announced amendments to Bill 9 that will extend occupational disease and personal injury presumption to wildfire fighters — a long-overdue and hard won recognition of the technically, physically, and mentally challenging work that they do every day to protect lives and property across the province." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

April 4, 2019

"The results of this survey clearly show that nurses are struggling to provide safe patient care, given the consistent staffing shortages they are facing on the frontlines." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

March 22, 2019

“It’s refreshing that MBLL leadership listened to our members and worked hand-in-hand with us to improve safety at these stores — for our members and for the public." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

February 11, 2019

“Improved mental health support systems and pathways, a new correctional facility to replace the HMP, additional health professional staff, improved training, and increased staff allocations and presence are all things that need to be implemented to improve the outcomes of our correctional facilities.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

February 7, 2019

“Premier Ford is cutting corners and is gambling with the lives of Ontario workers. He is putting a price tag on the welfare of workers.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

January 30, 2019

At NUPGE, we are proud that our union has been playing such a strong role in removing the stigma against mental injury in the workplace and working to see that the supports people need are there when they need them.

January 14, 2019

Over the last 10 years for which statistics are available, an average of 952 people have been killed each year because of something that happened to them at work. In some years, the death toll has been well over 1,000.

December 5, 2018

"When you do a review, and you only look at the bottom line, it’s safety that suffers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

November 2, 2018

"For too long the NSHA has turned a blind eye to the safety concerns of nurses and health care workers who are doing their best to hold a broken health care system together. They must be given the tools to do their jobs safely." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President