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Occupational Health and Safety

January 18, 2011

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Firefighters say the fires in beetle-killed trees burn so hot it's like dealing with a forest of kiln-dried lumber. Dumping water and retardant on the flames doesn't work very well.

January 6, 2011

"Canadians and people around the world are demanding that Prime Minister Harper end his deadly asbestos policy. He can no longer hide from this issue."

December 22, 2010

'Our bargaining team did a great job and we were successful in getting a very good deal for our members.'

December 19, 2010

'These proposed changes would not have been possible had it not been for the extensive contributions made by organized labour.'

December 16, 2010

'I take this very seriously and I expect that this will be a wake-up call.' - Thomas Lukaszuk.

December 14, 2010

Saskatchewan's justice minister has introduced legislation to eliminate the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal and transfer its power to a provincial court, sparking human rights concerns among labour groups and other interested parties.

December 7, 2010

Ambulance struck by trailer that broke loose from truck hauling empty propane tanks.

December 2, 2010

Explosive tensions exist at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in B.C. where 650 inmates are packed into facilities meant to house a maximum of 300 prisoners.

November 24, 2010

Incident involving impaired driver who fled accident scene illustrates dangers faced daily by public employees on Canada's highways.

November 4, 2010

'As Canada has become a 24-hour society, the number of Canadians working non-regular hours has increased dramatically.'