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May 3, 2016

Early statistics for 2016 suggest levels of violence are increasing and the number of assaults will be even higher this year.

April 20, 2016

Cancer cluster is found at a hospital in B.C.; unions fight at the highest level to show causation.

April 11, 2016

“At a time when government is investing in safety measures at the legislature, why are they content with our courthouses being unsafe?" — Jason MacLean, NSGEU acting President

February 4, 2016

"Lockdowns are routine and not the exception. Regrettably, there have been incidents of violence. I wanted her to join me to see first-hand the pitiful state of affairs inside that facility.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

February 3, 2016

“We have an obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of both our own members and these youth. It’s only a matter of time before we have a tragedy on our hands at Comhla Cruinn." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President

January 22, 2016

The incident once again raises serious concerns about chronic overcrowding and increasing violence at B.C.’s provincial prisons. 

November 18, 2015

The NSGEU/NUPGE has been leading the charge to improve the psychological health and safety of workers in Nova Scotia since 2010.

November 6, 2015

“We know when staff aren’t safe that means the patients aren’t safe either." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

October 27, 2015

Our workers shouldn’t be subjected to assaults. They know their jobs are important and need to be done, but they reasonably feel that the province should strive to keep them safe." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

October 9, 2015

Ad informs the public about how powerful interest groups, representing the major breweries and supermarket chains, have exerted enormous pressure on the Wynne government to introduce beer, and eventually wine, into grocery stores at the expense of sound public policy.