Thanks to persistent efforts by BCGEU Corrections and Sheriff Services members, government changes decision on protective vests.
Occupational Health and Safety
B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) is welcoming report from provinces' Workers' Compensation Board on health and safety concerns at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.
“We are pleased the government has recognized the need to expand the services and hire more employees.”
Manitoba government is bringing in new regulations to establish stronger traffic safety management in construction zones.
Tell your Member of Parliament you do not support the amendments to the Canada Labour Code. Ask them to vote against the bill and help workers be safe on the job.
"Be creative, be outspoken, be daring. Your voice is powerful. Your stories are moving. People need to hear them because they will make a difference." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
BCGEU/NUPGE members and staff have been meeting with provincial representatives and WCB representatives over the conditions of B.C. jails. This review has come about because of that pressure.
Alberta government continues to understate the level of workplace injuries.
“We are trained to diffuse and de-escalate only one-on-one altercations. That’s worlds away from what we’re facing with group and gang violence,” said Bruce England, OPSEU Local 290 President.
"We have exciting work ahead, full of new conversations about how to make our country, our communities, our workplaces and our lives better. And we want you to continue to be part of it!" - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
"On behalf of our members across the country, we extend our condolences his family, colleagues and the entire NAPE community." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
NAPE/NUPGE renews call for anti-scab legislation to avoid future issues. You can help, too, by sending a message to management today.
"Government has a responsibility to ensure the safety of staff and inmates, and we urge them to reconsider the decision to shelve the new remand centre,” said SGEU President Bob Bymoen.
Celebrate and call for justice for injured workers!
Madeleine Meilleur apologizes for insulting comments, made while responding to questions regarding an incident at the Elgin Middleton Detention Centre, about correctional officers in the province.
“We believe that employers and Ottawa are using the import of vulnerable migrant workers to promote a low wage strategy in Canada.” - Ken Georgetti, CLC President.
MGEU/NUPGE paramedic members encouraged to attend hearing on self-regulation on May 23 in Winnipeg.
“As mental health care becomes an increasing part of every community’s health plans, RPNs are a leading force for continuing improvements in psychiatric care.” -Reid Johnson, HSABC President.
MGEU/NUPGE looking to review recommendations made about the province's correctional system.
"The people who work in our justice system deserve to be accorded the respect and dignity that their occupation deserves. They are risking their own lives to keep all of us safer." - James Clancy, NUPGE President.