A recent survey showed that 49.7% of 797 adolescents surveyed had at least one workplace injury in the previous year.
“Government decision-makers need to act now to reduce the potential for violence. Until significant changes are made, the safety of the public, inmates and corrections staff is at risk." — Bob Bymoen SGEU Presdient.
Vancouver (04 July 2014) — A recent editorial published in the Victoria Times Colonist reinforces something the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) has been fighting for over the years: more resources to support social workers.
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“The cost of the managers’ strike accommodations is estimated to be over $500,000. If they took that money and invested it in their front-line staff and facilities, it would go a long way in ensuring there weren’t any future labour disputes.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"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.
"Many Islanders want to support the public liquor stores not just because they are more convenient but because they are more socially responsible when it comes to selling alcohol than are gas stations and convenience stores." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President.
Charlottetown (12 May 2014) — The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE), Debbie Bovyer, says, “Strait Crossing Bridge Limited (SCBL) is looking at using only self-serve toll booths at night at the Confederation Bridge. SCBL officials point to safety as the main reason for the potential change, however, the union has questions."
If you work in a courthouse in Ontario, fill out this online survey to ensure you have the proper protection to do your job safely.
Collective agreement for more 47,000 health care workers in B.C. expires on March 31, 2014. The employer continues to refuse to address major issues.
Help us stop the privatization of food services in corrections and young offender facilities in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Join the Lobby Day Blitz on March 14. Speak out for the jobs of 64 corrections food services staff, and the future of our public services.