Although Macatee's appointment and recommendations were in response to mill safety concerns, changes brought about through Bill 9 apply to all B.C. workplaces.
Occupational Health and Safety
Report reveals there have been only four prosecutions related to teen employment in Alberta since 2000 despite lack of oversight, investigation and enforcement of regulations.
Edmonton (10 Sept. 2015) — A new study released by Parkland Institute raises concerns about the safety and unfair working conditions of many young people across Alberta. The Institute has found that many Alberta teens are working in prohibited occupations or face unsafe workplaces, and that the provincial government has failed to effectively enforce the employment regulations in place to protect them.
"Today, supports are developing, but it’s an area that I still believe there has to be significant work done," says NAPE President Jerry Earle.
Two years to the day after highway worker Wayne Wall was killed on the job, charges have been made against his employer, the Department of Transportation and Works.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is calling for the province to install metal detectors and institute better security measures for theprovince's probation and parole officers.
"While legislation of this type is a responsibility of the provincial governments, I believe that this is an area where your office could provide much needed leadership." — James Clancy, National President, NUPGE
Ottawa (16 June 2015) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling on the federal Minister of Labour, Dr. Kellie Leitch, to use her position to encourage provinces to enact pay-before-you-pump legislation.
Changes would make coverage accessible to all workers under the Workers Compensation Act.
Campaign reminds drivers about safe driving practices and to slow down when approaching designated work sites.
MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky says that in rural areas of Manitoba, paramedics are dangerously overworked.
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.