"We are asking for provisions in the new agreement that better empower workers to identify hazards and recommend solutions." — Andrea Duncan, Chair, CSSBA negotiating team
Occupational Health and Safety
A time to recognize the critical role of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).
"And while we continue to strengthen our efforts around injury and illness prevention, make no mistake: strong health and safety laws, and diligent enforcement of those laws, are still foundational for keeping workers safe on the job.” — Kevin Rebeck, MFL President
“We encourage the federal government to take meaningful steps to further protect workers from harassment and violence. This impacts every sector.” — Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
In BC, first responders, sheriffs,and correctional officers will no longer have to prove that their mental injury is work-related.
Halifax (03 April 2018) — On March 29, the Liberal McNeil government tabled legislation, Bill No. 107, that will amend the Labour Standards Code to include the right to unpaid leave if a worker or a worker's child/dependent is a victim of domestic violence.
“For years we’ve raised red flags about the toxicity, bullying and harassment in this workplace. We are extremely hopeful that the results of this investigation will highlight the need for change at CMHA Elgin." —Tischa Forster, President of OPSEU local 133
In the last few months, a correctional officer had his finger severed, another had his head stomped on and yet another was assaulted with feces thrown in her face by inmates.
The recpient will be announced at the HSABC’s 2018 Annual Convention being held April 26–28.
“I am absolutely delighted that the Liberal caucus listened to what our OPSEU/NUPGE leadership team in the ministry had to say. Any time we protect the integrity of the OHSA is a win for workers.” — Len Elliott, Regional Vice-President of OPSEU for southwestern Ontario and MOL inspector