"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.
Occupational Health and Safety
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.
April 28 is the Day of Mourning for Workers Injured and Killed on the Job. Union's have struggled for decades to make workplaces safer but much more needs to be done!
Get your walking shoes on! Take part in the Threads of Life 5-km walks in May!