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Occupational Health and Safety

January 18, 2017

The survey is currently open until January 27, 2017. The survey can be found here

January 16, 2017

Congratulations to the NBU/NUPGE members who have contributed the work this award recognizes.

January 5, 2017

“The elimination of 24-hour snow-clearing is just one part of the equation. What we are seeing and experiencing now is the result of years of cuts to the highways division of Transportation and Works." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

January 5, 2017

Assaults on correctional officers are up by 39 per cent over the last year, and the total number of violent incidents, both inmate-on-officer and inmate-on-inmate, rose by 42 per cent over that same time.

December 15, 2016

"While many lives have been lost by being exposed to asbestos, going forward this legislation will help protect others from suffering the same fate ." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

December 2, 2016

“We congratulate the B.C. government for taking this important first step to implement the recommendations of the Plecas report." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 24, 2016

"By not filling these vacant positions, it leaves our current members working short [staffed] and puts them at an increased risk of violence in the workplace." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

November 15, 2016

"This issue was significant enough that government felt it warranted the time and expense of a study. Why are they now dragging their feet on implementing the recommendations that were made?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

November 7, 2016

Workers who get PTSD from their jobs need to be covered by WCB. Join the rally on November 10 to show your support!

November 7, 2016

Fires and equipment destroyed in latest incident at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre.