The health and safety of the women and men who work in the facility should be the priority of the employer, and we have reached out to them looking for answers.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
Occupational Health and Safety
"The government needs to take some responsibility and impose uniform safety regulations – not to mention eligibility for WSIB — from one end of the province to the other." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU
The collapse of the Heron Road Bridge remains one of the single largest construction workplace disasters in Ontario and one of the biggest in North America. On that fateful afternoon, nine workers lost their lives, more than sixty were injured altering numerous lives forever.
"These workers are telling their stories because they fear someone is going to get killed at work. How much more blood needs to be spilled before they are heard?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
The Ontario government's introduction of the Social Asisstance Managment System has created a serious health crisis among workers, report shows.
The Health Sciences Association of Alberta encourages its members to attend this conference.
“This is a symptom of a massive, systemic management problem around violence and psychological safety we see in mental health care." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Asking nurses to do double-duty as security personnel runs contrary to the philosophy that there should be a therapeutic relationship between patient and caregiver." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“We are committed to getting these stories out in the open so people can understand what’s going on inside Waypoint.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President OPSEU
“Waypoint management is only adding to our risk of becoming victims of violence by making us work alone.” — Pete Sheehan, OPSEU Local 329 President