"The fact that Ms. Draude was apparently not made aware of these issues speaks to the lack of oversight necessary to take protective steps." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
occupational health and safety
“It is very encouraging to see the government is moving forward on this file, but there is still a lot of work to be done." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Workers who get PTSD from their jobs need to be covered by WCB. Join the rally on November 10 to show your support!
Vancouver (30 June 2016) — On June 27, representatives of the B.C. Government and General Employees Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) met with senior WorkSafeBC officials to discuss the dramatic increase in violence inside all 9 provincial jails.
BCGEU/NUPGE pushes for action on increased violence in jails
Representing BCGEU/NUPGE was Dean Purdy, BCGEU Vice-President & Chair of Component 1, Brian Campbell, Component 2nd Vice-Chair, Brandon Cox, Component Executive member and Staff Representative Mike Eso.
The issues raised at the meeting include
Campaign reminds drivers about safe driving practices and to slow down when approaching designated work sites.
Amendment to the Criminal Code requires judges to consider a transit driver’s occupation as an “aggravating circumstance” in sentencing.
“For the health and well-being of our members, we’d like to see more of these stretchers implemented across the province as soon as possible." — Brent Curry, MGEU Component Director, Emergency Medical Services.
“Even though they work in an often hostile environment, they shouldn’t have to fear for their safety at work.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
Employers have a responsibility to ensure proper safety protocols are implemented and enforced in workplaces across the province.
"Summer is around the corner and that means it’s construction season again. For many of our members, the roads are their workplaces, which is why the MGEU/NUPGE joined this campaign — to make their workplaces as safe as possible." — Wally Fletcher, MGEU 1st Vice-President.