BCGEU/NUPGE again takes the lead on fighting for workplace safety for corrections and sherriff services members.
"We are pleased to see the leaders agreeing to these exclusive interviews and remain hopeful that the Prime Minister will join them." — Brenda Hildahl, NUPGE ACWI Chair
NUPGE Statement on the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Thanks to a long line of reports and commissions, culminating this week with a landmark report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, we know the truth about Canada's residential schools for Indigenous children and families.
Now, finally, it is time for the reconciliation to begin.
BCNU organizers "must also be taken to know that organizing on psychiatric wards while [Registered Practical Nurses] RPNs are on work time is a danger to the vulnerable patients RPNs serve and to RPNs themselves." — B.C. Labour Board decision
"I thank Minister Lake for taking up my call to action and inviting a wide range of health care workers, management and specialists to exchange frank ideas about the scope of the problem, and pathways to prevention." — Val Avery, HSABC President
Over 20 years only a few of the over 700 recommendations from 58 reports have ever been put into action.
“Even though they work in an often hostile environment, they shouldn’t have to fear for their safety at work.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“When workers are fearful of the very people they are there to help because they don’t have enough staff and resources, how can they deliver high quality care to their patients?” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
In Canada, there is no policy in place on intimate partner violence or sexual assault, and we do not have a national action plan to address violence against women. This must change.